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.
Our heartfelt prayers on this Sunday morning go out to those in France and all whom have been hurt by terrorism. Facebook has erupted with France’s national colors in an outpouring of love for those whose loved ones have experienced the hate that is associated with terrorist attacks.
When 9/11 happened here in the United States, we mourned the loss of peace in our lives and now we mourn France’s as well. It is unfathomable to many of us how terrorism holds no regard to the sanctity of human life. The unspeakable hate which surrounds a terrorist’s heart seems limitless and their beliefs unshakable to act in such violent ways. I do not even pretend to understand because honestly neither my mind nor heart can wrap themselves around the thought.
My thoughts, my prayers, my heart and mind go out to all of us ~ the peacekeepers. I hold sacred the loving heartlights which are shining here and abroad, sending prayers and loving thoughts out into the world. I am reminded that we are all connected, we are all one ~ we are all humans living on this planet Earth.
Please enjoy a musical reminder by Susan Boyle with lyrics below.
Make Me a Channel of Your Peace
*My heartfelt thanks to Elizabeth for allowing me to use her photo. xo