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TOPIC: April 2010


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April 2010

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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