The Lyrid Meteor Shower Peaks Tonight. Will We Get to See it in the Hudson Valley?
The first major meteor shower since early January will light up the skies Monday night, but will we get to view it here in the Hudson Valley, weather permitting?
AccuWeather says that the Lyrid will peak the night of April 22. AccuWeather reports that up to twenty meteors per hour will be seen late Monday night, and into early Tuesday morning. Live Science says that the Lyrids are the debris left from comet C/1861 G1 Thatcher that can be witnessed as the Earth passes through the remnants.
USA says they were first discovered in 687 B.C.
There are a couple of things that might get in the way from enjoying the best possible viewing. First, the almost full moon. And second, weather. Hudson Valley Weather says that scattered evening showers are possible, followed by mostly cloudy skies.
Perhaps not ideal viewing conditions. If you decide to check it out anyway, make sure you're far enough away from any sort of city light, and look east.
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