April 19, 2007T
he annual Lyrid meteor shower reaches its highest activity April 22. Viewing prospects are good because the Moon sets before the best shower activity.
Streaking swiftly across the sky, motes of dust burn up as meteors. Although Earth constantly sweeps up interplanetary dust, our planet runs through a slightly denser trail this month.
In this week's show, Michael Bakich gives pointers on viewing the Lyrids.
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