The morning April 22, in the wee hours, watch this show

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04-17-2020, 08:13 AM
Stop The Madness
The morning April 22, in the wee hours, watch this show
April 22, 2020, before dawn, the Lyrids

The Lyrid meteor shower – April’s shooting stars – lasts from about April 16 to 25. About 10 to 15 meteors per hour can be expected around the shower’s peak, in a dark sky. The Lyrids are known for uncommon surges that can sometimes bring the rate up to 100 per hour. Those rare outbursts are not easy to predict, but they’re one of the reasons the tantalizing Lyrids are worth checking out. The radiant for this shower is near the bright star Vega in the constellation Lyra (chart here), which rises in the northeast at about 10 p.m. on April evenings. In 2020, we expect the peak viewing hours to take place in the dark hours before dawn April 22, with no moon to ruin the show.
Industry & Traffic being greatly slowed has yielded a clearer atmosphere. There won't be a bright moon to ruin the show. If rain or even just cloudy skies will STAY AWAY, I expect that this one ought to be quite the show at its peak. So, get to bed early, and rise early! I plan to be out there, from 11:59 PM (21 April) until dawn (22 April).

As Jack Horkheimer, used to say: "keep looking up"!