Lyrids


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Lyrids:

see meteor showermeteor shower,
increase in the number of meteors observed in a particular part of the sky. The trails of the meteors of a meteor shower all appear to be traceable back to a single point in the sky, known as the radiant point, or radiant.
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Lyrids

(lÿ -ridz) (April Lyrids) A minor meteor shower, radiant: RA 272°, dec +32°, that maximizes on April 21. In the past it was much more active, the last great Lyrid shower occurring in 1803. Observations of Lyrids have been traced back 2500 years, Chinese observers describing a remarkable display in 15 bc. The associated meteoroid stream has the same orbit as comet Thatcher (1861 I). See also June Lyrids.

Lyrids

 

a meteor stream with the radiant in the constellation Lyra. The stream is observed about April 21 and is associated with comet 1861 I. Known for more than 2,500 years, it is sometimes observed in the form of abundant meteor showers. Since 1803 it has usually had few meteors, although in 1922 and 1958 significant short-term increases in the number of meteors were noted.

Lyrids

[′lī·rədz]
(astronomy)
An important meteor shower occurring about April 22; it is regular and predictable, but not heavy, the hourly rate usually being about 7-10.
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The report further noted that a single observer will be able to observe 10 to 15 members of the Lyrids meteor shower in one hour under the best conditions and the Lyrids hang about a quarter of their peak number for approximately two days.
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The Lyrids have been observed for the last 2,800 years and were noted by Chinese astronomers as far back as 687 B.
The Lyrids are one of the better known showers in the meteor calendar.
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WASHINGTON (CyHAN)- The Lyrid meteor shower peaked on April 22, with the highest rates of meteors, about 20 per hour, occurring just before dawn.
Apart from the 256 eta Aquariids, a further 76 non-shower members were logged, including 22 May Capricornids (Wood), 1 April Lyrid, 3 alpha Scorpiids, and 50 meteors logged as sporadic.
The waxing moon is expected to make it a little more difficult to see the Lyrids this year.
Observers can expect to see up to 20 meteors per hour during the peak, but the Lyrids sometimes experience a huge outburst where up to 10 times this number can be seen.
The area's wealth of Norman castles, Cistercian monastery remains, beautiful beaches and green hills are beautiful on a sunny day but at night people will come to watch spectacles like the Lyrids, or the August Perseids or the October Leonids.