Posted by: Sandy Steinman | April 15, 2021

2021 Lyrid meteor shower April 16 to 25

EarthSky reports

In 2021, the likely peak morning for the Lyrids is Thursday morning, April 22. But the mornings around that date might be good, too. The moon is waxing – staying out longer after dark each night – so you’ll want to watch the time of moonset carefully.

The annual Lyrid meteor shower is coming up. It’s the shower that always breaks the meteor drought that happens each year from January through mid-April. There are no major meteor showers during that time, as you can see by looking at EarthSky’s meteor shower guide. The Lyrids are active each year from about April 16 to 25. In 2021, we expect the shower to pick up steam beginning late at night Monday, April 19, probably peaking in the predawn hours on Thursday, April 22. The following morning (April 23) might be good too, if you’re game.

Read more  2021 Lyrid meteor shower: All you need to know | Astronomy Essentials | EarthSky

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