Lyrid meteor shower ending ‘shooting star’ drought; Here are peak times and dates to see Lyrids
It’s been a few months since Michiganders have had the chance to see a meteor shower. The Lyrid meteor shower should end that drought. While the Lyrid meteor shower doesn’t have as many meteors per hour as the Perseids, the Lyrids are known to produce more fireballs. while it’s hard to predict exactly when the meteor shower will peak, an hour either side of midnight is the most common time for a meteor peak. This year’s Lyrid meteor shower will compete with a sky brightened by almost a three-quarter moon.mlive.com
You can now enjoy free U-M planetarium shows from your living room
ANN ARBOR – Its perhaps one of the silver linings of so much isolation -- fun events streaming straight into your home. The University of Michigan Museum of Natural History is now offering free virtual planetarium programs for the whole family. Starting on Thursday, go to the edge of the solar system, learn about planets and constellations with this fun, educational event. To register, click here. Virtual planetarium show schedule (Thursdays at 4 p.m.):Feb. 25March 4March 11March 18March 25More dates may be added in the future.