The Lyrid Meteors

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THERE are other nights besides the usual ones of April 20–22 on which it is desirable that a watch should be maintained for these meteors, and in the present year there are three dates that call for special attention in this respect, viz, those of April 14, 18, and 23, as from calculations made by the present writer showers become due on these nights, though it will not be possible, owing to the hours of their occurrence, to observe them all from the same station. Probably, so far as direct observation is concerned, the general Lyrid maximum will fall on the night of April 23, as its special periods of activity will favour more observers than in the case of the other two displays.

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