The Lyriad Meteor shower was best viewed on Saturday night after midnight. Did you see it? The meteor shower can still be seen tonight if you go to a dark spot. The viewing is spectacular because the moon is dark tonight, so if you have clear skies, as we do, you should still be able to view the Lyriad Meteor shower.
According to ABC News, "The comet is far away from us now; Thatcher orbits the sun once every 415 years in a long, elliptical orbit. But debris from it has spread out along its path, mostly pieces of dust or rock smaller than grains of sand. As they come slicing into the upper atmosphere, at speeds of more than 100,000 mph, they burn up 50 to 70 miles over our heads. It is a quiet, vivid way for them to end."
I have never missed an opportunity to view a meteor shower with my kids and grandkids. I make a big thing out of it with a midnight picnic and in August we swim in the middle of the night looking up at the stars. I love the night sky. I guess seeing the comet is out of the question, but seeing the meteors will have to do for now. Did anyone see it last night? I didn't because I had my grandkids over for my daughter's birthday, but I will remember it next year, as the Lyriad Meteor shower takes place on her birthday!