Look up! Sometimes during the year, and you’ll see an amazing show – meteor showers that send dozens of shooting stars across the sky. Every April, the Lyrid meteor shower appears, and this will be a great time to see it. The Lyrid meteor shower has the distinction of being among the oldest of known meteor showers. Records of this shower go back for some 2,700 years.
For the best views we will go to a place with little or no light pollution. The stars and the streaking meteors will appear that much brighter. For this trip we will head about 2 hours outside the city to see the amazing show. The radiant for this shower is near the bright star Vega in the constellation Lyra so the meteor will start in the northeast at about 10 p.m. on April evenings.