Look Up!

Monday, April 20, 2009

MORNING METEORS: Earth is entering a stream of dusty debris from Comet Thatcher, source of the annual Lyrid meteor shower. Forecasters expect the shower to peak during the dark hours before dawn on Wednesday, April 22nd, when observers should count 10 to 20 meteors per hour: more information.

Got clouds? No problem. If you can't see the shower, you can listen to it on Space Weather Radio. We are streaming live signals from the Air Force Space Surveillance Radar in Texas. Whenever a meteor passes overhead--ping!--there is an echo. The Lyrids should produce a surge of activity on April 22nd.

For more info click here or here.

JAN'S PLACE said...

Ok.. I am going to LOOK UP!

by the way.. love the sidebar statement:

"I homeschool because I've seen the village and I don't want it raising my children."

Thats good!

Jan :)

Aimee said...

Oh, if only we could get up that early! My daughter is really into outer space right now...she'd love to see them.

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