See the Lyrids Meteors with Plymouth Astronomical Society

See the Lyrids Meteors with Plymouth Astronomical Society

Saturday 22nd April 2023 from 20:30pm to 23:00pm

Wembury Beach Car Park
Wembury, Plymouth, Devon, PL9 0HP

Subject to favourable weather conditions, the friendly astronomers from the Plymouth Astronomical Society will observe the peak of the Lyrids meteor shower from their favoured location of Wembury Beach.

The Lyrid display is favourable this year though numbers are usually relatively low, 10-20 maximum. The Moon is a small crescent, Venus and Mars, and maybe Mercury will be visible.

Bring your telescope if you have one, or turn up!

For updates as to whether this event is going ahead, please check the Society’s public Facebook event.

Please note that this has already taken place on 22/04/2023

Event organiser

Plymouth Astronomical Society

Plymouth Astronomical Society is organising this event

Please contact Plymouth Astronomical Society directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.

Event booking

For full details on how to attend this event, including how to book, please see the event's official 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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