2020 Apr 23 Video Captures Bright Lyrid Meteor Shower from Brunei

Bandar Seri Begawan – A few bright streaks of fireballs produced by the Lyrids were spotted in the early hours today, April 23, 2020.

Despite mostly cloudy, these bright meteor streaks were caught live during the clear hours by an all-sky camera installed at the mini observatory in Tutong, Brunei Darussalam.

The milky way band stretching across the sky was also clearly visible at round 2 am. The shower was originating near the star known as Vega with radiant in the constellation Lyra.

You can view the broadcasted live video of the cosmic display on fb.com/bruneiastronomy

Live Lyrids Meteor Shower from Brunei Darussalam

The Lyrids meteor shower reach their maximum activity tonight. Under ideal condition and clear sky, you can expect to see 18 meteors per hour.The Lyrids are normally small and extremely fast. They have been observed for at least 2,600 years and originate from Comet Thatcher.Look up! Stay awake and catch the bright meteors or even fireball via live all-sky camera from midnight until predawn (subject to weather).Join our Telegram via t.me/bruneiastronomy

Posted by Astronomical Society of Brunei Darussalam (PABD) on Wednesday, April 22, 2020
5 seconds exposure image of the sky

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