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Lyrids Meteor Shower

“The Lyrids are a medium strength shower that usually produces good rates for three nights centered on the maximum. These meteors also usually lack persistent trains but can produce fireballs. These meteors are best seen from the northern hemisphere where the radiant is high in the sky at dawn. Activity from this shower can be seen from the southern hemisphere, but at a lower rate.

Shower details – Radiant: 18:04 +34° – ZHR: 18 – Velocity: 30 miles/sec (medium – 48.4km/sec) – Parent Object: C/1861 G1 (Thatcher)

Next Peak – The Lyrids will next peak on the Apr 21-22, 2021 night. On this night, the moon will be 68% full.” – AMSMeteors.org

 

Interactive display of Lyrids particle stream: https://www.meteorshowers.org/view/iau-6