Meteor Shower — Lyrids

When:
April 22, 2018 – April 23, 2018 all-day
2018-04-22T00:00:00-05:00
2018-04-24T00:00:00-05:00
Where:
All Iowa
Contact:
Iowa Water Trails Association

Jan 3-4; Quadrantids Meteor Shower Peaks. Above average shower, peaks at 40 meteors/hour.
Apr 22-23; Lyrids Meteor Shower Peaks. Average shower, peaks at 20 meteors/hour.
May 6-7; Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower Peaks. Above average shower, peaking at 60 meteors/hour.
Jul 28-29; Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower Peaks. Average shower peaks at 20 meteors/hour.
Aug 12-13; Perseids Meteor Shower Peaks. One of the best to observe, peaks at 60 meteors/hour, spans Jul 17-Aug 24.
Oct 8; Draconids Meteor Shower. Minor shower, peaks at only 10/hour.
Oct 21-22; Orionids Meteor Shower. Average shower, peaks at 20 meteors /hour.
Nov 5-6; Taurids Meteor Shower. Minor shower (5-10/hour) but long-running (Sep-Dec).
Nov 17-18; Leonids Meteor Shower Peaks. Average shower, peaks at 15 meteors/hour.
Dec 13-14; Geminids Meteor Shower Peaks. King of the meteor showers, up to 120 multicolored meteors/hour. Runs Dec 7-17, first quarter moon will set shortly after midnight, leaving dark skies for an excellent early morning show.
Dec 21-22; Ursids Meteor Shower Peaks. Minor meteor shower, peaks at 5-10 meteors/hour.