The 2019 Lyrid Meteor Shower will peak on Monday night, giving you one last time to see it this year.
When is the Lyrid Meteor Shower 2019?
The Lyrid meteors streak across the sky between April 16 and April 25, but the peak time is April 22-23, according to Space.com.
What is the Lyrid Meteor Shower?
The Lyrids, which peak during late April, are one of the oldest known meteor showers: Lyrids have been viewed for 2,700 years. (The first recorded sighting of a Lyrid meteor shower goes back to 687 BC by the Chinese.)
The Lyrids are known for their almost and bright meteors, though not as fast as the famous Perseids in August, Lyrids can see as many as 1
Lyrids frequently leave glowing dust trains behind them as they streak through the Earth's atmosphere. These trains can be observed for several seconds.
The Lyrids Meteor Shower
The Lyrids are in the Northern Hemisphere during the dark hours (after moonset and before dawn). Find an area from city or street lights.
Come prepared with a sleeping bag, blanket or lawn chair.
Lie on your back with your feet facing east and looking up, taking as much of the sky as possible. After about 30 minutes in the dark, your eyes will adapt and you will begin to see meteors. Be patient-the show will last until dawn, so you have plenty of time to catch a glimpse.
Will we see the Lyrid Meteor Shower in Michigan?
Since we're in the Northern Hemisphere, we're in a good position to see the meteor shower.
The ony factor is that of Michigan weather. As it stands, we could see some showers and storms overnight and into the morning.
You can track the latest weather here.
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