Thursday, April 21, 2016

Lyrid meteor show blocked from view

Tonight is supposed to be the main night of the Lyrid meteor shower. The sources I've read say that the best show will be in the pre-dawn hours.
Those sources also noted that this year the show will be less visible thanks to the full moon.
Well, not only that, but here in south central Missouri we also have some cloud cover.
It is not overcast, but there are clouds moving across the sky. Or there were when I took the dogs out for their evening romp in the backyard.
Between the clouds and that blow-torch of a moon, it's going to be impossible to see any meteors, I think.
I'll be back up at 4 a.m., and I'll be checking again.

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