Lyrid Meteor Shower Has Started

April's shooting stars, the Lyrid meteors tend to be bright and often leave trails and are active each year from about April 16 to the 25th.  You should be able to see about ten to twelve meteors per hour at the peak, which is on the morning of the 22nd and the 23rd.  Sometimes a rare surge will increase during the peak viewing times and you could see upwards of 100 per hour.

The radiant for the Lyrid meteor shower is near the bright star Vega in the constellation Lyra.  This rises in the northeast at about 10 pm . . .

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