The Lyrids Meteor Shower, April 16-26 2020
The April Lyrids are a meteor shower lasting from April 16 to April 26 each year. The radiant is located in the constellation Lyra, near this constellation’s brightest star, Alpha Lyrae. This year, Lyrids will peak on April 21st and 22nd. We usually count a range from 5 to 20 meteors per hour, averaging around 10. Occasionally, a Lyrid meteor shower may boost up to 100 falling stars per hour!
I don’t know if you’re a star watcher like me, but this is thrilling news! Mother Nature surely has a way to brighten the night! It reminds me of that sweet song, When You Wish Upon A Star!
I have personally seen two falling stars (aka meteors) just in the last few nights when the sky was clear. Our house has a perfect view of the sky, uninterrupted by pesky trees or too bright lights due to the open farmland nearby. There is something so heavenly to me to witness a shooting star (meteor) and I do always take a moment to pray after seeing one.
Do you do that too? Were you aware of the present meteor shower?
I hope you are all staying healthy and happy. Please let me know how you are! We are all doing well here and enjoying the family bonding time.
Keep shining your heartlights!