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Saturday, April 21, 2012

LYRID METEOR SHOWER


The Lyrids are a strong meteor shower lasting from April 21-22.

Lyrid meteor shower happens when Earth passes through a stream of debris from ancient Comet Thatcher.

This year Forecasters expect 10 to 20 meteors per hour.

Observing tips:

Lyrid meteors appear to stream from the bright star Vega in the constellation Lyra.