Lyrid Meteor Shower ~ 16-25 April 2018

Lyrid Meteor Shower ~ 16-25 April 2018

The Earth will pass through the peak of the Lyrid Meteor Shower just before dawn on Sunday, 22 April 2018.

This is one of the oldest recorded meteor showers in our history, dating back approximately 2700 years and is the Earth passing through the break up and trail of the Comet Thatcher. This Comet is incredibly slow, taking 415 years to orbit the Sun!

The meteors can be seen as shooting stars between 16-25 April. The Lyrids are usually quite bright and often leave trails.

If you look to the East or North East (depending on your location on the globe), toward the constellation Lyra and the bright star Vega (usually visible in the sky from 10pm onward), up and to the right of that is where you’ll most likely the most shooting stars, but they can randomly appear anywhere in the sky. (Photo Credit: Earthsky.org)

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I’ll be curious to see what happens with this shower this as there are, on average, 10-20 meteors per hour, but often this can surge to over 100 ~ its a shower that ebbs and flows so if you’d like to see it, give yourself a few hours to do so to experience the full effect. As this shower peaks on a Saturday night into Sunday morning, I shall most definitely be sitting outside, wrapped up warm and watching (weather dependent of course).

I think we’ll feel waves of energy during this time. Our emotions or energy levels may fluctuate throughout the period 16-25 April with the peak being felt 21-23 April 2018, particularly for those with an affinity or energetic connection to ‘the stars’.

For those who use crystals, this is a great time to pop any Moldavite or tektites on the windowsill or even better, outside in the garden close to the earth or nestled in amongst some grass. This raises their energetic vibration and they seem to like it a lot 😉

The best viewing times in the US are in the pre-hours before dawn. For Europe, any time after midnight when the first quarter moon has set so there is less light in the sky.

Krissy xxx

(Photo Credit for main pic: Lyrid meteor shower over Crater Lake 2012, Brad Goldpaint)

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