September 26, 2020

Perfect night for a Meteor Shower!

  • Vancouver Island Inland Sections Forecast - No watches or warnings in effect.

    Forecast Issued 11:00 AM PDT Saturday 26 September 2020 - Saturday: Showers ending late this afternoon then mainly cloudy. Risk of a thunderstorm this afternoon. High 16. UV index 2 or low. Saturday night: Mainly cloudy. 40 percent chance of showers this evening. Low 8. Sunday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 17. UV index 6 or high. Sunday night: Cloudy periods. Low 7. Monday: Sunny. High 22. Monday night: Clear. Low 7. Tuesday: Sunny. High 27. Tuesday night: Clear. Low 9. Wednesday: Sunny. High 27. Wednesday night: Clear. Low 10. Thursday: Sunny. High 23. Thursday night: Clear. Low 10. Friday: Sunny. High 22.

I didn’t even know there was a meteor shower this time of year. But lo-and-behold, April 22/23 is the peak of the Lyrid meteor shower.

Even better, it is a perfectly clear night in April. It truly can’t get any more unusual than that. So I hope everyone can get a chance tonight once the light leaves the sky to go out and find some shooting stars.

Should see 10 meteors an hour or so.