Lyrid Meteor Shower Peaks on April 22 (Earth Day) With ‘Unpredictable’ Show

Written by on April 22, 2015 in Earth & Space, Sci-Tech with 0 Comments

Source: ScienceAtNASA

At the end of a day devoted to Earth (Earth Day on April 22, 2015), people can look to the heavens for a beautiful shower of Lyrid meteors.

The Lyrid Meteor shower will reach its peak late Wednesday night when as many as 20 meteors per hour are expected to whiz through the night sky.

“The Lyrids are really unpredictable,” Bill Cooke, director of NASA‘s Meteoroid Environment Office, said in a statement. “For the 2015 shower, I’m expecting 15 to 20 Lyrid meteors an hour.”

Peak meteor action should happen after 10:30 p.m. local time in the northern hemisphere, while Cooke said people in the southern hemisphere should be able to catch a glimpse after midnight local time.

All it takes to view the meteor shower is an unobstructed view of the sky away from artificial lights. NASA recommends bringing a lawn chair or blanket, laying back and enjoying the view.


For those who would rather stay indoors but still check out the view, NASA will be live streaming the Lyrids.

Tags: , , , ,

Subscribe

If you enjoyed this article, subscribe now to receive more just like it.

Subscribe via RSS Feed Connect on YouTube

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

FAIR USE NOTICE. Many of the articles on this site contain copyrighted material whose use has not been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making this material available in an effort to advance the understanding of environmental issues, human rights, economic and political democracy, and issues of social justice. We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of the copyrighted material as provided for in Section 107 of the US Copyright Law which contains a list of the various purposes for which the reproduction of a particular work may be considered fair, such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. If you wish to use such copyrighted material for purposes of your own that go beyond 'fair use'...you must obtain permission from the copyright owner. And, if you are a copyright owner who wishes to have your content removed, let us know via the "Contact Us" link at the top of the site, and we will promptly remove it.

The information on this site is provided for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended as a substitute for professional advice of any kind. Conscious Life News assumes no responsibility for the use or misuse of this material. Your use of this website indicates your agreement to these terms.

Paid advertising on Conscious Life News may not represent the views and opinions of this website and its contributors. No endorsement of products and services advertised is either expressed or implied.
Top

Send this to a friend