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THE SKY-SHOW-Lyrid Meteor Showers Peaks & Jupiter Visible

Over 15-20 meteors per hour expected now through..
Posted: 9:41 PM, Apr 21, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-21 22:31:12-04
Lyrids Meteor Shower

Only if these clouds could get on out of here faster. The Lyrid meteor shower is set to take the stage in the skies above Baltimore tonight through Tuesday morning. The show looks to peak not only tonight but Monday night as well with over 15-20 meteors flying through the skies above per hours. Luckily for us the weather looks to improve with high pressure kicking into gear to catch the tail end of the show.

The best place to see the meteors according to Earth Sky Science is in the northeast sky right before sunrise. Just grab a telescope and try to stay away from well lit areas. One problem though that we may face is the actual moon itself. Currently we are in a waning gibbous phase transitioning to a waxing gibbous phase which simply means the amount of moonlight penetrating to the surface is roughly 90%. That amount of light could obscure any meteors as they fly on by.

Besides the meteor shower Jupiter looks to be visible next to the moon the next 3 mornings ahead. Just look for the bright dot right next to the moon one hour before sunrise in the southern sky and you will have found it.

Happy sky-watching the next few nights ahead!!