Monday, 8 April 2013

LYRIDS METEOR SHOWER Peaks on April 22, 2013






Lyrids meteor streams are groups of meteoroids originating from dust grains ejected from Comet C / 1861 G1 Thatcher. The Lyrid meteor shower will be peaking this year on April 22, 2013. The annual meteor shower typically puts on a good show, averaging about 10-20 meteors an hour, but sometimes featuring “surges” of activity that peak as high as 100 meteors an hour. The Lyrids also tend to produce rather bright meteors with long highly visible trails. All in all it’s worth getting out to see them if you can make the time.

How to view the Lyrids:


Go outside, find a dark spot and look north north-east near the constelation of Lyra for the Lyrids radiant. Meteor showers are strictly for night owls or early risers. The best time to view the Lyrids is from around 2h00 to dawn when they'll be in the north. They are fast and bright with some trains. You should be able to see 18 streaks an hour or more during the peak. The Lyrids meteor shower is active from the 16th Apr to 25th Apr with fewer activity either side of the peak time.

10 comments:

  1. Will we see this in Queensland Australia ?

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  2. Unfortunately, Lyra is a constellation that is mainly visible from the Northern Hemisphere. We can JUST catch glimpse of it in Australia during Winter. But this event is taking NORTH of that!!! So it appears we won't be seeing it in Australia. But... we can hope! ;)

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  3. How about from South East Asia and when exactly can we see it? Thanks

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  4. Hi, will we see this here in manila, Philippines?

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  5. I guess, it will be visible from all over the world.

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  6. Is this fake???? or really true???

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  7. We did see them in Qld Australia last night.

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  8. At this time in central Pennsylvania (a little past midnight), the sky is completely clouded over...which tends to be the norm for special events like this in this area. I hope the rest of you have some luck. And, I hope someone takes some pictures (still and/or moving) and posts them on the Internet. If you do, please come back here and tell us where we can find them.

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