HI Everyone,

Happy Earth Day!! And on this earth day there is quite a meteor shower.

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EarthSky.org says the following about the Lyrid shower:

The Lyrid meteor shower – April’s shooting stars – lasts from about April 16 to 25. Lyrid meteors tend to be bright and often leave trails. About 10-20 meteors per hour can be expected at their peak. Plus, the Lyrids are known for uncommon surges that can sometimes bring the rate up to 100 per hour. Those rare outbursts are not easy to predict, but they’re one of the reasons the tantalizing Lyrids are worth checking out around their peak morning. The radiant for this shower is near the bright star Vega in the constellation Lyra, which rises in the northeast at about 10 p.m. on April evenings. In 2015, the peak morning is April 23. Watch also on the morning of April 22. And you might also see Lyrid meteors before and after that date. The waxing crescent moon will set in the evening, leaving a dark sky for watching this year’s Lyrid shower.

Spring is rocking, but about to get cool. Normals now are closing in on 67 but the next few day’s we will be in the upper 50’s.

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A cold front coming through today with a chance of t-storms, will usher in some cooler air. A pretty sunny weeks end but keep a jacket close by.

HAPPY EARTH DAY!!! Celebrate this incredible planet, and all the wonder of it!

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