Posted by: Sandy Steinman | April 21, 2015

Lyrid Meteor Shower April 16 to 25, Peak April 22 to 23

EarthSky reports

The annual Lyrid meteor shower is active each year from about April 16 to 25. The peak of this shower – which tends to come in a burst and usually lasts for less than a day – will fall on the morning of April 22 or 23, with the nod going to the later date. The greatest number of meteors should fall during the few hours before dawn on either date. In 2015, a waxing crescent moon will set in the evening on the days around the Lyrids’ peak, leaving a dark for watching meteors.

Read more Everything you need to know: Lyrid meteor shower | Astronomy Essentials | EarthSky.


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