Monday, April 19, 2010

Lyrids Meteor Shower!

Lyrids Meteor Shower peaks on April 22

Figure 1. Photo credits to meteorshowersonline

I have featured several meteor showers on this blog, like the annual Perseid Meteor Shower in August, and the November Leonids Meteor Shower.  This time around, another faithful meteor shower, the Lyrids, invites us to make a wish upon a falling star.

From the PAGASA Website, it explains...


The Lyrids meteor shower has been observed for more than 2,600 years. Chinese records show that "stars fell like rain" during the meteor shower of 687 B.C.
According to http://meteorshowersonline.com/lyrids.html

 "The Lyrids are particularly interesting for two reason. First, observations have been identified back to at least 2600 years, which is longer than any other meteor shower. Second, the meteor shower occasionally experiences an outburst of about 100 meteors per hour and the reason is basically unknown."
Wow right? 2600 years ago, people have observed this meteor shower, and every year since! Something as fascinating to me as an eclipse. :)

Where to look to see the Lyrids Meteor Shower


The first constellation I look for in the sky is Orion's Belt as I think it is the easiest to recognize. The center of the Lyrids meteor shower is, unfortunately, nowhere near this! Lol!

The figure above shows it will be near the constellations Cygnus or the "Northern Cross" and Lyra. Good luck finding that. Haha. But do try. Who knows, your wish just might come true!



 

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8 comments :

  1. This is one of those highly anticipated events we shouldn't miss. Sayang yan, mahusay na panghilod din yan if you happen to catch one. :)

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  2. Rey....

    "Falling star does not always mean a chance to wish and make your dreams come true. Sometimes, they were just teardrops from heaven, weeping with someone with a lonely heart."

    http://minniemadz.blogspot.com/2010/02/falling-star.html

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  3. my gas...sana mahanap ko ang mga constellations na yan

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  4. naku! pano ba yan hahaha orion lang ang alam ko hanapin eh :))

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  5. thanks for the tips ;) babalitaan kita kapag nakahanap ako! hahaha

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  6. wow thanks..kagabi pumunta kami sa isang secluded na lugar kung saan eh nakaharap kami sa dagat at cebu island hehe...wala lang...dun rin ata namin aabangan ang meteor mamaya...di alam ng mga kasamahan ko eh..thanks sa blog mo hehe

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  7. Tapos na, may nakuha ba kayong pictures? Pa share naman, di na ako lumalabas sa lungga ko...he he he....Regards.

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  8. wala eh :( siguro kasi dun lang ako nagabang sa labas ng bahay namin, siguro dapat nagpunta ako somewhere na mataas like tagaytay, next year!! hahaha

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