Lyrids Meteor Shower at Lime Tree Observatory

Lyrids Meteor Shower at Lime Tree Observatory

Wednesday 19th April 2017 from 19:00pm to 20:30pm

Lime Tree Observatory
Lime Tree Farm, Grewelthorpe, HG4 3DA

The 22nd to 23rd April marks the peak of the annual Lyrid meteor shower.  During this event you will learn why we have meteor showers, what gives them their names and most importantly how you can observe them yourself.  You may even catch a glimpse of one in the dark skies above. This event is likely to be incredibly popular and early booking is advised.

Please note that this event has already taken place on 19/04/2017


Event organiser

Lime Tree Observatory

Lime Tree Observatory is organising this event

Please contact Lime Tree Observatory directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.


Event booking

Bookings for this event are being taken by the Nidderdale AONB website.

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Event darkness

The Moon has a big impact on the visibility of celestial bodies in the night sky. Try to plan your stargazing when there is no bright Moon at night as this is when the skies will be at their darkest.

The below chart shows if and when the skies will be at their darkest during this event. Moonlight is shown in light yellow and the Sun's twilight in light blue. Midnight on the date shown is shown as a white line with sunset to the left and sunrise the next morning to the right. A black background with stars shows the best times for stargazing.



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