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  Central America | Honduras  
Visibility: Low visibility

Best time to observe:
11:30pm - 04:30am (CST)

On: April 22-23, 2016
Shower rate:
5-20 per hour
Time Zone:
UTC/GMT -6:00 hours

While expected rates in your location may be high, several factors such as light, the moon, and cloud cover may interfere.


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Moon Forecast: Full Moon

Moon phase is not good for gazing at the Lyrids meteor shower. The peak of this shower coincides with the Full Moon.

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Where to look up at the sky

The 2016 Lyrids meteor shower is expected to put on a humble show. However, the Lyrids have been known to surprise on rare occasions, having outbursts of up to 60 meteors an hour. This year, a Full Moon is slated to create negative circumstances for those observing the annual meteor shower, but if you’ve been craving a celestial event since the Quadrantids in January, you may be pleased after viewing just a few meteors in the night sky.

For the best viewing experience, find an area unobstructed by structures and that is far away from city lights. Using binoculars or telescopes is not recommended; you’ll be more likely to miss a shooting star whizzing by. Once you have settled down at your observation spot, face toward the northeastern portion of the sky. Meteors will appear to originate from a point (the radiant) in the sky within close proximity to the constellation Lyra. Similarly, this is where the Lyrids get their names.

On average, and under clear skies, observers should see 5 to 15 meteors per hour; but rarely these rates can exceed up to 20 meteors per hour in rural locations. During ideal conditions, the Lyrids meteor shower should be a pleasant viewing experience. In 2016, the best dates to observe the Lyrids will be the morning of April 22nd and April 23rd, just before dawn.

Those viewing in the southern hemisphere will see less Lyrid activity than those residing in the northern hemisphere. In the southern hemisphere, the radiant will be located low in the northern sky, while in the northern hemisphere the radiant will appear to be overhead. Best of luck to everyone staying out to watch the event. We hope you have a fantastic viewing experience!

Places & Viewing locations

Central America - Honduras

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Past Lyrids Photos
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United Kingdom
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United Kingdom
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Allendale, MI
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United States
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Informative links  

Geminids Wikipedia Page - Wikipedia

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Yearly Zenithal Hourly Rate
2016 10-18 predicted
2016 20 per hour
2011 2-15 predicted
2010 20 per hour
2009 15-20 per hour
2007 21 per hour
The Zenithal Hourly Rate (ZHR) of a meteor shower is the number of meteors an observer would see in one hour under perfect conditions.

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Perfect Viewing Conditions
Face toward The Northeastern portion of the sky.

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Guide to photographing meteor showers

Lyrids Tip

Watching a meteor shower consists of lying back, looking up at the sky and waiting.

Lyrids Tip

Keep in mind that any local light pollution or obstructions like tall trees or buildings will reduce your making a meteor sighting. Give your eyes time to dark-adapt before starting.


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