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.
Lyrids Meteor Shower: 'Up All Night' With NASA. Lyrids are pieces of debris from the periodic Comet C/1861 G1 Thatcher and have been observed for more than 2,600 years. In mid-April of each year, Earth runs into the stream of debris from the comet, which causes the Lyrid meteor shower. In 2011 the bright moon overshadowed visibility for many meteor showers, but now Lady Luna has decided to share the stellar stage.
Lyrid Meteor Shower Peak Live Webcast...Meteor shower is tonight 4/22/14, but for those of us in the city it will be hard to see. Watch online here, starting around 5pm for those of us on the west coast.