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Lyrid Meteor Shower 2013 Peaks this Month: When to Watch Shooting Stars from Fair Oaks, Carmichael

The Lyrids can be unpredictable—often in great ways.

The Lyrid meteor shower is ready to make its 2013 debut in the skies above Fair Oaks and Carmichael, and of all the year's many shows in the heavens, this may be the one to watch.

The Lyrids meteor shower peaks in 2013 on April 21 and 22, but some meteors may be visible beginning April 16. You can see what to look for in this video of the Lyrid meteor shower. Or check out photos of the Lyrids. And these charts of the Lyrids may help you locate the shooting stars.

The Lyrids tend to be bright and often leave trails, and tend to peak at about 10-20 meteors per hour. One of the unpredictable aspects of this shower, though, is that it's known for uncommon surges that sometimes result in up to 100 shooting starts per hour.

Just hope the clouds cooperate.

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