Apr 21, 2018

Lyrid Meteor Showers Underway

Space dust and rock, "shooting stars", of the Lyrid Meteor Showers are seen this time of year especially after moonset, around 2am or so local time. This year the Lyrids are expected to peak in the early morning hours of Earth Day but they should be visible through April 30th. According to NASA, the Lyrids are bright and fast, almost as bright and fast as the Perseids of August. Viewing the Lyrids is one of the oldest cosmic viewing traditions on Earth: they have been observed and recorded since 687 B.C.