The Lyrid Meteor Shower, observed for more than 2,000 years when the planet makes its annual passage through the dust stream of long-period Comet Thatcher. A grain of that comet's dust is swept up in this image from the early hours of April 21, 2015, the meteor's brilliant streak crosses the central region of the Milky Way. Its trail points back toward the constellation Lyra. The yellowish hue of giant star Antares shines to the above of the Milky Way's bulge. At the top is bright planet…

The Lyrid Meteor Shower, observed for more than 2,000 years when the planet makes its annual passage through the dust stream of long-period Comet Thatcher. A grain of that comet's dust is swept up in this image from the early hours of April 21, 2015, the meteor's brilliant streak crosses the central region of the Milky Way. Its trail points back toward the constellation Lyra. The yellowish hue of giant star Antares shines to the above of the Milky Way's bulge. At the top is bright planet…

Astrophotographer Jeff Berkes captured this Lyrid meteor in the marshlands of southern Maryland on April 14, 2013. (http://www.jeffberkesphotography.com/)

Astrophotographer Jeff Berkes captured this Lyrid meteor in the marshlands of southern Maryland on April 14, 2013. (http://www.jeffberkesphotography.com/)

https://flic.kr/p/9CamCS | Lyrid Meteor Over Mount Hood | This from the Lyrid Meteor Shower last Friday night on Mount Hood.  I hope that everyone went out and got a shot of the awesome Lyrid Meteor Shower the other night. Here's mine. :)

https://flic.kr/p/9CamCS | Lyrid Meteor Over Mount Hood | This from the Lyrid Meteor Shower last Friday night on Mount Hood. I hope that everyone went out and got a shot of the awesome Lyrid Meteor Shower the other night. Here's mine. :)

Lyrid Meteor Shower 2012: Brian Emfinger  Credit: Brian Emfinger  Skywatcher and photographer Brian Emfinger captured this magnificent Lyrid fireball with the Milky Way in the background from Ozark, Ark., during the April 21-22 peak of the 2012 Lyrid meteor shower.

Lyrid Meteor Shower 2012: Brian Emfinger Credit: Brian Emfinger Skywatcher and photographer Brian Emfinger captured this magnificent Lyrid fireball with the Milky Way in the background from Ozark, Ark., during the April 21-22 peak of the 2012 Lyrid meteor shower.

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Astrophotographer Mark Lissick sent in a photo of Lyrid meteors and the Milky Way, taken on April 22, 2013, in Hope Valley, CA (near Lake Tahoe). Credit: Mark Lissick/Wildlight Nature Photography

Astrophotographer Mark Lissick sent in a photo of Lyrid meteors and the Milky Way, taken on April 22, 2013, in Hope Valley, CA (near Lake Tahoe). Credit: Mark Lissick/Wildlight Nature Photography

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