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The Event Is Coming Soon - Get Ready For The Lyrid Meteor Shower 2017: When, Where & How To See It

In late April, skywatchers in the Northern Hemisphere will get a view of the Lyrid meteor shower, the dusty trail of a comet with a centuries-long orbit around the sun. Skywatchers will have a chance to see Lyrid meteors streak across the sky between April 16 and April 25.

The best day to see Lyrid meteors will be Saturday, April 22, NASA meteor expert Bill Cooke told Space.com. As with most meteor showers, the peak viewing time will be before dawn.

Astrophotographer Mark Lissick sent in a photo of Lyrid meteors and the Milky Way, taken on April 22, 2013, in Hope Valley, California (near Lake Tahoe).
Cooke said the average Lyrid shower produces 15 to 20 meteors per hour. Some years, the Lyrid meteor shower intensifies and can produce up to 100 meteors per hour in what’s called an “outburst,” but it is difficult to predict exactly when that will happen.

“People say there is some periodicity there,” Cooke said,


Source: 
https://www.consciousreminder.com/2017/04/19/get-ready-lyrid-meteor-shower-2017-see/

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