Posted on Sunday, April 22, 2012
By Makubex
Lyrid Meteor Shower peaked on April 21, 2012. Pictures below,

Shawn Malone photographs Lyrid Meteor Shower along with aurora near Marquette, MI.

Image Credit: Shawn Malone (Full Image)

Shawn Malone says, "The aurora was visible most the night as a persistent glowing arc low on the horizon. Was a beautiful clear moonless night, saw some nice meteors starting around 2am"

Brian Emfinger photographs a spectacular Lyrid Meteor fireball at Ozark, Arkansas, USA.

Image Credit: Brian Emfinger (Full Image)

Image Credit: Brian Emfinger (Full Image)

Jimmy Westlake photographs the Lyrid Meteor Shower at Stagecoach, Colorado, USA.

Image Credit: Jimmy Westlake (Full Image)

Jimmy Westlake says, "This bright Lyrid meteor flashed below Vega at 2:08 am MST on the morning of April 22, 2012. This is a 30 second exposure taken with a Nikon D700 set at ISO 6400 and a 16mm lens at f2.8".

Nori Masuda photographs the Lyrid Meteor Shower at Kananaskis, Alberta.

Image Credit: Nori Masuda (Full Image)

Sergio Garcia Rill photographs the Lyrid Meteor Shower at Vanderpool texas (at the Orchad Inn of the FireFox cabins).

Image Credit: Sergio Garcia Rill (Full Image)

Ireneusz Nowak photographs the Lyrid Meteor Shower at Wroclaw Poland.

Image Credit: Ireneusz Nowak (Full Image)

Ireneusz Nowak says, "We were on visual observations on Tapadla Pass near Wroclaw Poland trying to seize the opportunity of the last new Moon with astronomical night this spring. The first part of the night was quite cloudy, but after 1.30am the sky became very transparent and contrast. I was just taking some photos of MilkyWay when suddenly very spectacular and bright "shooting star" brightened the night exploding on the southern part of the sky. Happily it caught in the frame."
Picture was taken using NikonD90 + Nikkor AF-S 18-105DX @ 18mm, 1600ASA, 20s exposure.

Phil Ostroff photographs the Lyrid Meteor Shower,

Image Credit: Phil Ostroff (Full Image)

Phil Ostroff says, "The one, single Lyrid meteor I captured within two hours of exposures. This one was fairly bright and the only meteor I saw visually during my two-hour observing session."

Adam Cross photographs the Lyrid Meteor Shower at Cinderford, Gloucestershire, UK. Also check the time lapse video of the meteor shower here.

Image Credit: Adam Cross (Full Image)

Karthikeyan VJ photographs the lyrid meteor shower at Tallinn, Estonia. In the image below you can see the two meteors zipping away. (One at the center and other one in bottom right)

Image Credit: Karthikeyan VJ (Full Image), Image taken at Tallinn, Estonia.
Canon EOS 1100D, Canon EF 18-55mm lens.

Image Credit: Karthikeyan VJ (Full Image), Image taken at Tallinn, Estonia.

Stephen Cheatley photographs a faint Lyrid meteor at Pilling, England during a Blackpool and District Astronomy meet.

Image Credit: Stephen Cheatley (Full Image)

Stephen Cheatley says, "I guess about 7-8 meteors were spotted between five of us within 2 hours. One of them was a super fireball type, one of the best I've seen, anyway. We also spotted several satellites including the ISS on its 2nd pass of the night."

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