Magic in the Night Sky

The night sky is always a source of wonder and awe, particularly when the heavens play host to a dance of shooting stars. The Lyrid meteor shower will peak in the pre-dawn hours of April 22 or 23, and if you don’t mind losing a few hours of sleep, chances are good you’ll get a spectacular show. Because the moon will set early on these days, conditions will be ideal for viewing (assuming your weather cooperates).

The Lyrids are a notoriously unpredictable meteor shower, often only producing modest numbers of shooting stars, and in other years, creating amazing outbursts. It is likely that you’ll see 10-20 meteors per hour, although rates of 100 per hour have been noted in some of the most active years.

You can find more information on the meteor shower here:
Everything you need to know: Lyrid meteor shower

Update: If you can’t see due to clouds or other conditions, watch them live at Space.com

Good luck!

-Bill, Kimberly & Rhys Tuttle

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