Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Lyrid Meteor Shower Expected to Offer Stunning Celestial Display April 22nd & 23rd!

What better way to signal an end to the long, cold, blustery winter we’ve had this year than by celebrating with some early-spring cloud watching and stargazing? This April, the Lyrid Meteor Shower offers the perfect excuse to spend a little extra time outside this month taking in the beauty of the day and night skies on Long Island! 
The shower is active each year from April 16th to 25th, but you can expect to see the greatest number of meteors falling the during the peak of the show between April 22nd and 23rd. This will be most visible in the hours preceding dawn on both days, though experts say the early morning hours of April 23rd will offer the brightest views. Forecasters expect to see 10 to 20 meteors throughout the shower, but during the peak it may be possible to see more than 100 meteors an hour.

Click here to find out more about the 2015 Lyrid Meteor Shower!

Photo by C M Handler, via WikiCommons (CC BY-SA 3.0).

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