Weekend fun: the Lyrid meteor shower

The Lyrid Meteor Shower

If you’re not sure what to do this weekend, but you’d like to take advantage of the burgeoning spring weather, you may talk your friends to driving out into the middle of nowhere and watching the Lyrid meteor shower. The meteor shower occurs yearly, when earth’s orbit passes through a field of ┬ádebris deposited by some comet a long time ago. If you’ve never set out to obverse a meteror shower, you should know that they aren’t always action-packed. But if you drive far enough away from city lights, and the weather is clear, the stars are impressive enough; seeing radiant streaks of comet dust is just a bonus. So if you’re like me and feel uncomfortable parked on the side of the road in the dark alone in the middle of nowhere, take your friends, some snacks, blankets, binoculars and allergy medicine.

Alex Dent

April 20, 2012 / By

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