Look out for Lyrid meteors around 22 April

Look out for Lyrid meteors around 22 April This illustration simulates the view to the east-northeast as seen from the heart of the British Isles at 12am local time on Saturday 22 April. For scale, the portion of sky depicted is about three times the span of an outstretched hand at arm’s length

Astronomy Now Online

Celebrate Earth Day and the Lyrid Meteor Shower with Slooh

The Slooh community observatory will host live views of the Lyrid meteor shower on April 21 and a webcast celebration of Earth Day on April 22. Credit: Slooh.com. If you can’t get outside to see the Lyrid meteor shower tonight (April 21), tune in to


What is the Lyrid meteor shower? Where, when and how to see shooting stars this weekend

A spectacular astronomical display is expected to be seen in the sky on Saturday if the weather stays clear. Share. ByRecord Reporter. 11:58, 21 APR 2017. News. Play Video. Play. Mute. Current Time 0:00. /. Duration Time 0:00. Loaded: 0%. Progress: 0%.

Scottish Daily Record

Meteor shower to light up Vietnamese skies this weekend

Stargazers will simply have to look up at the night sky to enjoy the show. The annual Lyrid meteor shower which returns every April will peak this weekend with a perfect light show over Vietnam. Stargazers will be able to see 10 to 20 meteors per hour, …

VnExpress International

Meteor shower to light up WA skies this weekend

Keen stargazers are in for a treat this weekend as the Lyrid meteor shower peaks in the night sky. The Lyrids are a consistent but moderate shower, producing between 10 to 20 meteors per hour at their peak. This year the peak is forecast for Saturday

The West Australian

How to see the Earth Day Lyrid meteor shower

Thursday, April 20, 2017, 4:49 – The annual Lyrid Meteor Shower will be putting on a show for Earth Day this weekend, and here’s your guide to when and where to see it. On the nights of Friday, April 21 and Saturday, April 22 stargazers may be able to

The Weather Network

April meteor showers to thrill people

Meteor spotting: Over this coming week we’re in for a ‘meteor shower’ called the Lyrids. Credit: Tomoe Aratani. See your ad here. What’s happening in The Great Lakes. Interested in a book club? Meeting monthly with a new book each time, plus coffee and …

Great Lakes Advocate

Lyrid meteor shower peaks this weekend

Every April hundreds of meteoroids crash into Earth’s atmosphere, creating stunning displays of ‘shooting stars’ and this weekend they will reach their peak. Visible from around the world but best seen from Europe, the annual Lyrid Meteor Shower has

Daily Mail

A Brief History of the Lyrid Meteor Shower, Which Peaks Tonight

On the evening of April 5, 1861, amateur astronomer A.E. Thatcher was scanning the skies above his home in New York when he stumbled across an unusual object in the constellation of Draco, “the dragon.” Thatcher described it as a “tailless nebulosity” …


Light show

A long-exposure photograph taken on Earth Day (April 22) in 2015 shows the Lyrids meteor shower passing near the Milky Way in the clear night sky. Share · Share · Share · Email; 0 Comments. Share · Share · Share · Email; 0 Comments. Have you ever seen …

Shepparton News

If clouds part, South Sound residents could see meteors this weekend

If the rain clouds part this weekend, South Sound residents may get a glimpse of a meteor shower that has been ramping up over the past week. The International Meteor Organization reports that showers in the Lyrids began Tuesday, and will continue …

The News Tribune

Look up! The Lyrid meteor shower peaks Friday night

This should be an excellent year for viewing the Lyrids, according to AccuWeather, since the peak falls just a few days before the new moon, thus light from the moon will not interfere much with viewing conditions. “It’s been three months since January


PICKAWAY COMMUTER: Earth Day and Starry Starry Night

So often on the commute I am touched by the scenery divine. On these spring mornings, some fields are so bright with green you can almost hear them singing with delight. Strata of fog lie low just a few feet above the fields as if to gently caress them

Circleville Herald

Lyrid Meteor Shower 2017 Peaks Tonight

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida — The Lyrid meteor shower peaks tonight during the early morning hours of Saturday, April 22, 2017. When to watch the Lyrid Meteor Shower. Lyrids are best seen around 4 a.m. your local time in the northern hemisphere, but can …

Brevard Times