2014 Lyrid Meteor Shower

By: LaddObservatory , 4:01 PM GMT on April 23, 2014

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Images from the Lyrid meteor shower of Apr. 21-22, 2014.

The camera is mounted in a weather proof box on the roof of Ladd Observatory at Brown University in Providence, RI. For each image north is at right, west at bottom, and the zenith is near the center. The field of view is about 140 by 90 degrees. The camera uses a red / near infrared filter to reduce the brightness of the city lights. Each exposure is 10 seconds.

Live images from the camera are available at our Sky Camera page from dusk until dawn each night. The images update every 5 minutes.


Lyrid Meteor 1 (LaddObservatory)
A Lyrid meteor streaks past Arcturus and Mars at 12 minutes past midnight EDT on the morning of Apr. 22. 2014-04-22T04:12:07 UTC
Lyrid Meteor 1
Lyrid Meteor 2 (LaddObservatory)
A Lyrid meteor streaks between Hercules and Bo├Âtes just before 1 AM EDT on the morning of Apr. 22. 2014-04-22T04:57:46 UTC
Lyrid Meteor 2
Lyrid Meteor 3 (LaddObservatory)
A Lyrid meteor streaks between Ophiuchus and Corona Borealis just before 1:30 AM EDT on the morning of Apr. 22. 2014-04-22T05:26:10 UTC
Lyrid Meteor 3

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2. GardenGrrl
7:40 PM GMT on April 23, 2014
Neat. Thanks.
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1. newenglandlight
6:48 PM GMT on April 23, 2014
Very cool shots! Thanks for sharing!
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