Lyrid meteors will appear to radiate (red circle) from a point near the bright star Vega in the constellation Lyra. This map shows the sky facing southeast around 3:30 a.m. April 22 - around the time of maximum. Stellarium

Lyrid meteors will appear to radiate (red circle) from a point near the bright star Vega in the constellation Lyra. This map shows the sky facing southeast around 3:30 a.m. April 22 - around the time of maximum. Stellarium

The Lyrid Meteor Shower is expected to peak on the night of April 22 and early morning of April 23, 2016.

The Lyrid Meteor Shower is expected to peak on the night of April 22 and early morning of April 23, 2016.

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…

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…

Astrophotographer Jeff Berkes captured this Lyrid meteor in the marshlands of southern Maryland on April 14, 2013.

Astrophotographer Jeff Berkes captured this Lyrid meteor in the marshlands of southern Maryland on April 14, 2013.

Lyrid Meteor Shower Over Tucson, Ariz. >>>>  Astrophotographer Sean Parker captured this 12-photo panorama showing two Lyrid meteors over the Catalina Mountains just outside Tucson, Ariz., on April 21, 2013.

Lyrid Meteor Shower Over Tucson, Ariz. >>>> Astrophotographer Sean Parker captured this 12-photo panorama showing two Lyrid meteors over the Catalina Mountains just outside Tucson, Ariz., on April 21, 2013.

It’s nearly time for the annual Lyrid meteor shower. The shower is active each year from about April 16 to 25. In 2013, new moon comes on April 10. Afterwards, the moon will be waxing and in the evening sky. Full moon falls on April 25, and around that time the sky will be bright with moonlight for much of the night. The short-lived Lyrids peak usually lasts for less than a day, coming yearly on or near April 22. Due to the moon phase in 2013, the predawn hours on April 22 will be best for…

It’s nearly time for the annual Lyrid meteor shower. The shower is active each year from about April 16 to 25. In 2013, new moon comes on April 10. Afterwards, the moon will be waxing and in the evening sky. Full moon falls on April 25, and around that time the sky will be bright with moonlight for much of the night. The short-lived Lyrids peak usually lasts for less than a day, coming yearly on or near April 22. Due to the moon phase in 2013, the predawn hours on April 22 will be best for…

2013 Lyrid Meteor Shower  >>>>    This sky map shows where to look in the eastern night sky on night of April 21 and the predawn hours of April 22 for the 2013 Lyrid meteor shower.

2013 Lyrid Meteor Shower >>>> This sky map shows where to look in the eastern night sky on night of April 21 and the predawn hours of April 22 for the 2013 Lyrid meteor shower.

Every year in late April you can experience the Lyrids meteor shower.

Every year in late April you can experience the Lyrids meteor shower.

The annual Lyrid meteor shower will add some pop and sizzle to Saturday's pre-dawn sky. With little interference from the Moon, conditions are ideal for meteor watching. The post Lyrids to Put on a Weekend Light Show appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

The annual Lyrid meteor shower will add some pop and sizzle to Saturday's pre-dawn sky. With little interference from the Moon, conditions are ideal for meteor watching. The post Lyrids to Put on a Weekend Light Show appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

Lyrid Meteor Over Southern Maryland   >>>>  Astrophotographer Jeff Berkes captured this Lyrid meteor in the marshlands of southern Maryland on April 14, 2013.

Lyrid Meteor Over Southern Maryland >>>> Astrophotographer Jeff Berkes captured this Lyrid meteor in the marshlands of southern Maryland on April 14, 2013.

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