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The Lyrid Meteor Shower, observed for more than 2,000 years when the planet makes its annual passage through the dust stream of long-period Comet Thatcher. A grain of that comet's dust is swept up in this image from the early hours of April 21, 2015, the meteor's brilliant streak crosses the central region of the Milky Way. Its trail points back toward the constellation Lyra. The yellowish hue of giant star Antares shines to the above of the Milky Way's bulge. At the top is bright planet…

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Astronaut Snaps Stunning Meteor Pictures from Space

On the night of April 21, the 2012 Lyrid meteor shower peaked in the skies over Earth. While NASA allsky cameras were looking up at the night skies, astronaut Don Pettit aboard the International Space Station trained his video camera on Earth below. This image was taken on April 22, 2012.

US astronaut Don Pettit's photographs of space – in pictures

A meteorite from the Lyrid meteor shower burns up over Florida

Quick, comet on and have a look! Dazzling NASA footage shows twinkling meteor shower and gleaming Northern Lights from space

NASA time-lapse shows Lyrid meteor shower from space - as well as the Aurora Borealis and lightning strikes hitting the earth

T.L.L.L There is no such thing as an insignificant day, only a day that has not been seized.

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Did YOU spot the Lyrids last night? Amazing images reveal meteors

Graeme Whipps captured this stunning picture of the Lyrid meteor shower above Pitcaple in Aberdeenshire

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Lyrid meteor shower 2016: When can stargazers see the annual show?

The annual Lyrid meteor shower takes places annually between April 16 and April

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US astronaut Don Pettit's photographs of space – in pictures

A meteorite from the Lyrid meteor shower burns up over Florida