Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Lyrid Meteor Shower

Over the past few nights when skies weren't too cloudy, I tried for the annual Lyrid Meteor Shower. The morning of the 20th netted two from a near hour long session including one to just graze by Polaris.

The morning of the 22nd and able to be out, I saw about a dozen or so over the span of two hours but most were short and too fast to be imaged save for one. Several long, slower ones naturally fired from out of frame.

Broken lunar halo through an approaching cirrus band.

42 minutes, no meteors, lots of cloud debris.

28 minutes, one meteor and an unknown satellite.

Yesterday was also Earth Day so I took Ava to the park.

1 comment:

horoscopo-gratis said...

A bizarre year indeed Paul. Very nice pictures. That sure did have some crazy looking structure on it. Have to wonder if it's setting up for more bad flooding in June.