Sunday, 22 April 2007

Lyrid Meteor Shower peak

The Lyrid Meteors break the 'Spring drought' of meteors with a moderate display peaking on April 22d 22h BST, with a rather meagre nominal zenithal hourly rate (ZHR) of about 10-15, but outbursts have occasionally occurred in the past, raising the ZHR to up to 100. The waxing crescent moon on the night of the peak will not interfere too much. The radiant is located near to Vega.

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