Meteor Shower Campfire – Cummins Falls State Park – Local Event
If you would like to go to this and hang out with other CAS members there, contact Carl and Sharon Taylor. who will coordinate meeting at their house and carpooling to the Park or name a spot where we can meet there.
This would be a great opportunity to take photographs and make drawings for use later in your artwork.
The Lyrid Meteor Shower is usually active between April 16 and April 25 each year. It tends to peak around April 22 or April 23.
Named after constellation Lyra, the Lyrids are one of the oldest recorded meteor showers – according to some historical Chinese texts, the shower was seen over 2,500 years ago. The fireballs in the meteor shower are created by debris from comet Thatcher, which takes about 415 years to orbit around the Sun.
The comet is expected to be visible from Earth again in 2276!
The campfire is planned so late because the best chance of seeing meteors will be after about 11 PM.
The campfire will be from 9:30 PM to 11 PM, and there will be hot dogs and s’more fixings. Those who want to stay and star gaze can hang out for as long as they wish and hopefully see a lot of shooting stars.
Bring lawn chairs or something to lay on while gazing up at the sky. Please dress warmly as temperatures usually drop a lot after dark.