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    Default Lyrids Meteor shower: April 16th through April 25th



    The Lyrids meteor shower is here, tonight! Hopefully it will be a good show, but by the looks of it, it's not going to be good for a couple of days and expected to reach around 10-20 meteors around the 22nd.

    I grabbed this link off some other place
    2013 Lyrids meteor shower viewing times and information at Spacedex.com
    Scroll down and find your country and city! If yours isn't there just pick the closest city to you! See what you get!

    Discuss!

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    Default Re: Lyrids Meteor shower: April 16th through April 25th

    The moon won't help but it might be a good show. Several years ago, I think around 12 years, I quit counting at 400 meteors. That must have been what the article refers to as, 'an extremely rare outburst'. Barring clouds, I will be watching.
    >On average, and under clear skies, observers should see 10 to 20 meteors per hour but very rarely these rates can exceed up to 100 meteors per hours due to extremely rare outbursts. In the best conditions, the Lyrids meteor shower will put on a slow show for those willing to stay out and watch.<
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    Default Re: Lyrids Meteor shower: April 16th through April 25th

    I am gonna take a look over the weekend, clouds allowing. But Bill is right the moon could prove challenging.
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    Default Re: Lyrids Meteor shower: April 16th through April 25th

    Quote Originally Posted by ventoux View Post
    I am gonna take a look over the weekend, clouds allowing. But Bill is right the moon could prove challenging.
    There was an article that I read not long ago that talked about watching meteor impacts on the moon during these meteor showers. I will have to see if I an find that link.
    Edit: Here is a related link - http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/ba.../#.UXGLAKKsh8E
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    Default Re: Lyrids Meteor shower: April 16th through April 25th

    Yep, if the Michigan Nebula clears up I will take a gander even though the moon will wash most of them out. I'll have to put on my moon-blocking baseball cap and sit a spell.
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