Lyrids Meteor Shower

Lyrid Meteor Shower 4/22-4/23

I want to stay up all night tonight for the Lyrid Meteor Shower! I hope I can make it! Do you have any tips? I might be needing a Giacomo’s Mocha Chill no whip!

For as long as I can remember, I have been in awe of shooting stars.

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Star light, star bright

The first star I see tonight

I wish I may, I wish I might

Have this wish I wish tonight.

As a child, I wanted to be an astronaut. (That dream ended one day in 8th grade when Challenger exploded on take off.) I was a space fanatic. I loved obtaining new knowledge and I was certain that one day I would be up there with the stars.

When Bart and I started dating, he thought it was cool that I wanted to drive out to the country where it was dark to watch the meteor showers. Little did he know this was not going to be a one time event.

He figured it out and now he has a handy list to make sure we don’t miss a meteor shower. Earth Sky may have saved our marriage.

The Lyrids are a result of debris from Thatcher comet. They appear in the Northeast sky near the star Vega which is below the Big Dipper.

I hope the full moon doesn’t ruin the show for 2016.

Below is a video I found on youtube of the 2014 Lyrid meteor shower.


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