April Lyrids


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A possible late April Lyrid meteorid is crossing the constellation Little Fox (Vulpecula)

April Lyrids © by Bernhard Häusler, Germany   Eta Aquirids © by Bernhard Häusler, Germany

late April Lyrid © by Bernhard Haeusler, 2017-05-06 UT 02:18      79.4% Moon in 113° distance, PA285.2, MoonAlt -1°

marks the position of the meteor shower radiant with a maximum on April 22-23 in 2017: IMO observations

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II, lens: EF16-35 mm f-2.8L II USM
Exposure time: 30sec., f/5.6 17mm, ISO 1600

The view is south. The bright star on the top right is Vega in the constellation Lyra.
The meteorite came from Northeast from the direction of its meteor shower radiant in constellation Hercules and crossed the constellation Vulpecula.
On
its way through the upper atmosphere, it heated up in fractions of a second and glows in a bright light strip.


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