Lyrids Meteor Shower | 2013
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In 2013, the waxing gibbous moon lights up the nighttime until the wee hours of the morning. However, the greatest number of Lyrid meteors commonly fall in the dark hours just before dawn, so trying watching this meteor shower after moonset (4:19am) and before dawn (6:24am) on April 22, 2013.
The Lyrids meteor shower is April’s “shooting stars” — meteors that tend to be bright and often leave trails. The Lyrids are known for uncommon surges that can sometimes bring the rate up to 100 per hour. Those rare outbursts are not easy to predict, but they’re one of the reasons the tantalizing Lyrids are worth checking out. The radiant for this shower is in the constellation Lyra, which rises in the northeast at about 10pm.
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