Posted by: Sandy Steinman | April 21, 2017

Lyrid Meteor Shower Peaks Tonight

NPR  reports on the Lyrid Meteor Shower peaking tonight also predicts conditions will be “good-to-excellent” for North American skywatchers, as “25-day-old waning crescent moon will not rise until after 4 a.m. local time on April 22, thus assuring dark skies most of the night.”

Lyrids aren’t generally as numerous as some other annual meteor showers, but they tend to be bright and fast. So wake early or stay up late, celestial searchers, and take NASA’s standing advice: “Simply find a dark, open sky away from artificial lights. Lie down comfortably on a blanket or lawn chair, and look straight up.”

via Lights Off, Blankets Out: Lyrid Meteor Shower Peaks Tonight : The Two-Way : NPR

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