Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Lyrids Meteor Shower - Active - April 16-25 - April 22 2013 - ZHR 18


The next meteor shower is the Lyrids on the 21-23rd April. An 85% Moon will not be ideal, but brighter meteors should be visible rates forecast 10/20 per hour, however in the past has reached as high as 100 per hour always worth checking in case this happens. Max is early hours of the 22nd moon setting at about 4am.

Meteor Radar - http://www.meteorscan.com/meteor-live.html

Live ZHR Graphs from the International Meteor Organisation - http://www.imo.net/zhr

Meteor Shower Information & charts from the Society For Popular Astronomy - http://www.popastro.com/meteor/reference/meteorshowers/index.php

Hints &; Tips on observing - http://www.popastro.com/meteor/observingmeteors/hintsandtips/index.php

This thread is for chat, reports etc. All reports welcome at - http://www.ukweatherworld.co.uk/forum/index.php?/topic/97613-lyrids-meteor-shower-active-april-16-25-april-22-zhr-18/#entry853105.

The SPA monitor our reports and if you want to send them a detailed report this can be done here. - http://www.popastro.com/meteor/reportform/index.php