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Lyrids Meteor Shower

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Lyrids Meteor Shower

Next period of activity: April 16th, 2020 to April 30th, 2020

Peak: Apr 21-22, 2020 – the moon will be 92% illuminated.

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)

Data from the American Meteor Society.

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