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Lyrid Meteor Shower 2019 will peak on Monday night, giving you one last time to see it this year. When is Lyrid Meteor Shower 2019? The Lyrid meteors extend across the sky between April 16 and April 25, but peak time April 22-23, according to Space.com. What is Lyrid Meteor Shower? The lyrids, which peaks in late April, are one of the oldest known meteoric villages: Lyrids have been observed for 2700 years. (The first recorded observation of a Lyrid meteor shower goes back to 687 BC by the Chinese.) The lyrids are known for their fast and bright meteors, but not as fast or as abundant as the famous Perseids in August. The lyrids can surprise viewers with as many as 1 00 meteors per hour. Observations of these heavier showers occurred 1803 (Virginia), 1922 (Greece), 1945 (Japan) and 1982 (USA). In general, 10-20 Lyrid meteors can be seen per hour below their peak. Lyrids often leave glowing dust trains behind them as they extend through the Earth's atmosphere. These trains can be observed for several seconds. Where's the best place to see Lyrid Meteor Shower? The lyrids are best seen in the northern hemisphere during the dark hours (after month and before dawn). Find an area far away from the city or street lights. Pre-prepared with sleeping bag, blanket or lawn. Lie flat on your back with your feet to the east and look up and take in as much of the sky as possible. After about 30…

Lyrid Meteor Shower 2019 will peak on Monday night, giving you one last time to see it this year.

When is Lyrid Meteor Shower 2019?

The Lyrid meteors extend across the sky between April 16 and April 25, but peak time April 22-23, according to Space.com.

What is Lyrid Meteor Shower?

The lyrids, which peaks in late April, are one of the oldest known meteoric villages: Lyrids have been observed for 2700 years. (The first recorded observation of a Lyrid meteor shower goes back to 687 BC by the Chinese.)

The lyrids are known for their fast and bright meteors, but not as fast or as abundant as the famous Perseids in August. The lyrids can surprise viewers with as many as 1

00 meteors per hour. Observations of these heavier showers occurred 1803 (Virginia), 1922 (Greece), 1945 (Japan) and 1982 (USA). In general, 10-20 Lyrid meteors can be seen per hour below their peak.

Lyrids often leave glowing dust trains behind them as they extend through the Earth’s atmosphere. These trains can be observed for several seconds.

Where’s the best place to see Lyrid Meteor Shower?

The lyrids are best seen in the northern hemisphere during the dark hours (after month and before dawn). Find an area far away from the city or street lights.

Pre-prepared with sleeping bag, blanket or lawn.

Lie flat on your back with your feet to the east and look up and take in as much of the sky as possible. After about 30 minutes in the dark, your eyes will adjust and you will see meteors. Be patient – the show will be at dawn, so you have plenty of time to catch a glimpse.

Will we see the Lyrid Meteor Shower in Michigan?

Since we are in the northern hemisphere, we have a good place to see meteor shower.

Ony factor is the darn Michigan weather. As it stands, we could see some showers and storms overnight and in the morning.

You can track the latest weather here.

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