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Saturday, April 21, 2012

LYRIDs METEOR SHOWER 21-22 APRIL 2012


One hour left!!!
Hope that i can see the meteor shower tonight.
laying down in the field while watching the meteor shower.
or just standing there, just watching
Kinda awesome right?


Lyrids are pieces of debris from the periodic Comet C/1861 G1 Thatcher and have been observed for more than 2,600 years. In mid-April of each year, Earth runs into the stream of debris from the comet, which causes the Lyrid meteor shower. You can tell if a meteor belongs to a particular shower by tracing back its path to see if it originates near a specific point in the sky, called the radiant. The constellation in which the radiant is located gives the shower its name, and in this case, Lyrids appear to come from a point in the constellation Lyra.

(Info: NASA)

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