The Most Amazing Lyrid Meteor Shower Photos of All Time

Lyrid Meteor Over Southern Maryland

Jeff Berkes

Astrophotographer Jeff Berkes captured this Lyrid meteor in the marshlands of southern Maryland on April 14, 2013.

2013 Lyrid Meteors Over New Haven, Missouri

Adam Gerdes

Astrophotographer Adam Gerdes sent in a photo of Lyrid meteors taken over New Haven, Missouri. Image submitted April 22, 2013.

Lyrid Meteors and the Milky Way Over Hope Valley, California.

Mark Lissick/Wildlight Nature Photography

Astrophotographer Mark Lissick sent in a photo of Lyrid meteors and the Milky Way, taken on April 22, 2013, in Hope Valley, California (near Lake Tahoe).

Lyrid Meteor Shower Over Tucson, Ariz.

Sean Parker /

Astrophotographer Sean Parker captured this 12-photo panorama showing two Lyrid meteors over the Catalina Mountains just outside Tucson, Ariz., on April 21, 2013.

Yellow Fireball Lyrid over Rhode Island

Deb Kestler

Astrophotographer Deb Kestler sent in a photo of a Lyrid meteor taken over Rhode Island on April 22, 2014.

Lyrid Meteor Over Texas, April 2014

Tony Corso

Astrophotographer Tony Corso captured this photo of a Lyrid meteor taken in northeast Texas, near Paris, on April 22, 2014.

2015 Lyrid Meteors Near Tucson, Arizona

Sean Parker

Meteors seen during the 2015 Lyrid shower, captured by photographer Sean Parker outside Tucson, Arizona.

2015 Lyrid Meteor Seen in Hungary

Béla Papp

A Lyrid meteor is visible in the lower right portion of the image, above the nearest building, in this image taken in in Kocsér, Hungary. The other streaks in the image were created by airplanes.

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