Title: Lyrid Meteor Showers
Location: Darkest location you can find! "Radiate" from Lyra, rising in the northeast.
Date / Time: Apr 21, 2006 - 11:59pm
Comments: The peak of Lyrid meteor showers this year will occur the night of April 21st & into the morning of April 22nd. Best viewing after midnight. Could be substantial activity on the night of April 23rd as well. These "shooting stars" will appear to radiate from the constellation Lyra (marked by the bright star Vega), rising around 10 PM in the northeast. Meteor showers occur when the Earth passes through the path of a comet. The bits of debris left behind by comets, most no larger than a grain of sand, create a spectacular light show as they enter & burn up in the Earth's atmosphere.

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