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Lyrid Meteor Shower

Predicting 15-20 shooting stars per hour!

This isn't one of the year's strongest displays, but the Moon is only waxing crescent and so won't offer much competition. As with the Quadrantids, this shower puts on a fairly brief performance, and the counts can sometimes exceed one per minute. But the predicted peak (23:00 UT on April 22nd) comes too early for North America, though those on the East Coast might fare a little better than skywatchers in the Far West. Look for a few meteors per hour emanating from a radiant near the Hercules-Lyra border after darkness falls on the 22nd. - See more

Earlier Event: April 17
NASCAR in Bristol - Spring Race
Later Event: May 6
The Eta Aquariids Meteor Shower