APOD: Lyrid of the Lake (2022 Apr 28)

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APOD: Lyrid of the Lake (2022 Apr 28)

Post by APOD Robot » Thu Apr 28, 2022 4:05 am

Image Lyrid of the Lake

Explanation: In the early hours of April 24 this bright Lyrid meteor flashed along the central Milky Way. For a moment, it cast a bright reflection across Lake Nian, Yunnan province, China. The annual Lyrid meteor shower, one of the oldest known, is active in late April, as our fair planet plows through dust left along the orbit of long-period comet Thatcher. The trail of the bright fireball points back toward the shower's radiant in the constellation Lyra high in the northern springtime sky and off the top of the frame. Just rising in that starry sky, light from a third quarter moon also cast a glow on the peaceful waters of the lake.

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Re: APOD: Lyrid of the Lake (2022 Apr 28)

Post by orin stepanek » Thu Apr 28, 2022 12:40 pm

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Beautiful Lyrid meteror over lake Nian in China! 8-) really lights it up! :mrgreen:
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Re: APOD: Lyrid of the Lake (2022 Apr 28)

Post by Joe Stieber » Thu Apr 28, 2022 4:13 pm

The photographer, Jeff Dai, had a picture of the morning planet lineup (Venus, Jupiter, Mars and Saturn, plus the Moon) over this same lake as the front page at Spaceweather.com on April 24, 2022.

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Re: APOD: Lyrid of the Lake (2022 Apr 28)

Post by heehaw » Thu Apr 28, 2022 10:51 pm

Most of us, are Lyrids! And that's if we're lucky! A brief, sometimes even brilliant, flash: and we are gone!

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Re: APOD: Lyrid of the Lake (2022 Apr 28)

Post by Chris Peterson » Thu Apr 28, 2022 11:38 pm

heehaw wrote: Thu Apr 28, 2022 10:51 pm Most of us, are Lyrids! And that's if we're lucky! A brief, sometimes even brilliant, flash: and we are gone!
Speak for yourself. I'm an Orionid!
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Re: APOD: Lyrid of the Lake (2022 Apr 28)

Post by Ann » Fri Apr 29, 2022 4:45 am

A quick annotation here. I didn't have time to do it yesterday, and I still don't have my software, so I can't do much. I'm adding a picture of the False Comet in Scorpius, so you know what I'm talking about. The picture of the False Comet is by Jose Carlos Diniz.

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Lyrid of the Lake. Image: Jeff Dai.
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The False Comet. Image: Jose Carlos Diniz.

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