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Apr 21, 2014 9:45 AM by Stephen Bowers

Lunar Eclipse Not Enough? Now It's A Meteor Shower!

The Lyrids meteor shower will be active through Friday, but the peak of the shower is late Monday night into early Tuesday morning. The moon will be bright enough to dim the shower a bit, and clouds will also present some difficulties.

If you can find breaks in the clouds, as many as 10-20 meteors could be visible. The radiant point for the shower is near the star Vega, which lies within the constellation Lyra in the northeast sky. 

The best time to watch is when the constellation Lyra is highest in the sky, which occurs in the hours leading up to sunrise well after midnight.

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