Lyrids meteor shower this weekend

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by Matt Zaffino

NWCN.com

Posted on April 20, 2012 at 4:34 PM

Updated Saturday, Apr 21 at 8:41 AM

The Lyrid meteor shower should be visible from the Portland area Saturday overnight as clear skies were forecast.

The event would likely produce visible meteors every few minutes, starting after midnight.

As the Space Station passes over North America multiple times on the night of April 21, a network of all-sky cameras will be recording the shower, according to NASA.

ISS Flight Engineer and Silverton, Oregon native Don Pettit will be operating the camera on the space station.

NASA also announced the meteor app - a counter you can download for the iPhone which then sends the data to astronomers. More: NASA meteor info & app download

Temperatures were expected into the 70s this weekend. More: Warm weekend
 

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