Lyrid meteors face off against a bright moon this week


"There never was a good war, or a bad peace."
The Lyrids are actually the legacy of a long-departed comet bearing the name of Thatcher. This modestly bright comet was discovered in April 1861 by New York amateur astronomer, A.E. Thatcher. My emphasis.

BUT . . . . . . . . . do you remember that Stargate episode, when they had increasing displays every hundred years or so? Eventually the 'gate took a hit! Any strong meteor displays we have noticed?

Cat :)
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Take the time on a clear night just to look at what portion of the stars are visible, linger for a while, and contemplate how fortunate we are to have such a magnificent, chaotic system that produced us with our ability to recognize and understand that system. "Shooting Stars" are simply the "icing on the cake".
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