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TOPIC: April 2010


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April 2010
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Usually, we try to dodge April showers, but the one that arrives the morning of the 22nd may be worth seeking out.
That would be the Lyrid meteor shower, which peaks around 7 a.m. Trouble is, a bright waxing moon interferes until well past midnight, leaving meteor fans only a couple of hours between moonset and dawn. But if you do get out, this shower is predicted to be a fairly good one; meteors will radiate from high in the south, just west of the brilliant star Vega in the Summer Triangle.

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