Lyrid Meteor Shower

The full and nearly full moon during this year’s Lyrid Meteor Shower will make viewing meteors more difficult than during a black night sky. Normally the Gunflint Trail and BWCA are great places to view meteors because of the lack of artificial light but no one can escape the light of the moon.

From Earth Sky

The annual Lyrid meteor shower is active each year from about April 16 to 25…

On a dark, moonless night, this modest shower often offers no more than 10 to 20 meteors per hour at its peak, but it’s been known to have bursts of activity that could dazzle you. This year, in an extraordinary bit of bad timing, the Lyrid shower is forecast to peak in the same hour as the full moon. Your best best this year is to watch after the moon sets but before the onset of dawn on the mornings of April 20 and 21. On the peak night of (night of April 21, morning of April 22), the full moon will shine from dusk until dawn!

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