Lyrid Meteor Shower Peaks and Concides with New Moon

Did you see it? If the weather was clear after midnight Saturday night and if the Lyrid meteor shower of 2012 was good to you, you could have seen the sky falling. Every year at this time, the Earth passes through the orbit of an old comet called Thatcher, and the result is a meteor shower -- shooting stars, usually about 10 to 20 per hour, streaking across the night sky as debris from the comet enters the Earth's atmosphere and burns up. The comet is far away from us now; Thatcher orbits...Full Story
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