22 April 2018

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 22APR2018

Lyrid meteor shower
Southgate Amateur Radio Club
Earth is entering a stream of debris from Comet Thatcher, source of the annual Lyrid meteor shower. If forecasters are correct, the Lyrids will peak this weekend with as many as 20 meteors per hour--a minor display compared to greater showers like the Perseids and Geminids later in the year. However ...

Lyrid meteor shower 2018: 8 stunning photos of the celestial display
WPXI Pittsburgh
This year's Lyrid meteor shower reached its peak this weekend, and photographers flocked to social media to share some stunning snapshots of the celestial ... illuminate the sky over Burg on the Baltic Sea island of Fehmarn, northern Germany, on Friday, April 20, 2018, during the Lyrid meteor shower.

The Lyrids Meteor Shower: April 22, 23
Irene W. Pennington Planetarium - WordPress.com
Lyrids meteor shower. The Lyrids is an average shower, usually producing about 20 meteors per hour at its peak. It is produced by dust particles left behind by comet C/1861 G1 Thatcher, which was discovered in 1861. The shower runs annually from April 16-25. It peaks this year on the night of the night ...

Lyrid Meteor Shower Could Dazzle With 15-20 Shooting Stars Per Hour
CBS San Francisco Bay Area
Skywatchers can also just find a personal viewing spot that's nice and dark. The Lyrids originate in the constellation Lyra, northeast of Vega. NASA says it's best to lie down with your feet facing east and wait half an hour for your eyes to adjust. The Lyrid meteor shower happens each year around this time ...

Ukrainians will be able to observe the peak of the meteor shower Lerida
www.MICEtimes.asia (press release)
In Kiev, the unique astronomical phenomenon will be visible from 21:00 on April 22 to 5:00 on April 23. On the night of 23 April, the Ukrainians will be able to observe the peak of the meteor shower Lerida – first spring Starfall this year. Launched a unique astronomical phenomenon of the 16th and will ...

Lyrid meteor shower visible tonight
MADISON (WKOW) - Though the Lyrid meteor shower reached its peak last night, viewing conditions are much more favorable tonight with your 27 Storm Track forecast calling for mostly ... The best time to view the meteor shower is between 2-5 am CT early Monday morning when the sky is darkest.

Capulin Volcano to host meteor shower viewing
Huerfano World Journal
CAPULIN — Capulin Volcano National Monument announces its first night sky viewing event of the season, weather permitting, on Sunday, April 22, 9 to 11 pm for the Lyrid's Meteor Shower. New Mexico's night sky is a cultural treasure that many have viewed in awe and appreciation. Due to minimal ...

APOD: 2018 April 22 - Meteor Over Crater Lake
Apod - NASA
One of the more common questions during a meteor shower occurs because the time it takes for a meteor to flash is typically less than the time it takes for a head to turn. Possibly, though, the glory of seeing bright meteors shoot across and knowing that they were once small granules on another world ...

Fireball report
American Meteor Society
Observer. Name, RMark B. Experience Level, 3/5. Remarks, apeared to be close by headed toward Fairview where i live. Location. Address, Fairview, UT. Latitude, 39° 55' 12.5'' N (39.920138°). Longitude, 111° 32' 47.59'' W (-111.546553°). Elevation, 1652.871m. Time and Duration. Local Date & Time ...

Fireball report
American Meteor Society
Observer. Name, Kevin T. Experience Level, 3/5. Remarks, I didn't see the end of the fireball as my view was blocked by trees. Location. Address, Las Vegas, NV. Latitude, 36° 12' 17.61'' N (36.204893°). Longitude, 115° 19' 11.59'' W (-115.319885°). Elevation, 872.271m. Time and Duration. Local Date ...

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