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Earth Day-Out of the World: Chief Logan
April 22 @ 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
An “out of this world” Earth Day activity at Chief Logan State Park lodge is an eyes to the sky experience. The Lyrids Meteor Shower is occurring with showers around 20mph and observation of Mars, Mercury, Venus and the Moon. Moon pies are also available.
About the Lyrids Meteor Show
According to NASA, The Lyrids meteor shower, which peaks during late April, is one of the oldest known meteor showers. The Lyrids have been observed for 2,700 years. Peak activity is about 18 meteors per hour at a velocity of 29 miles per second. The Lyrids are known for their fast and bright meteors. Lyrids don’t tend to leave long, glowing dust trains behind them as they streak through the Earth’s atmosphere, but they can produce the occasional bright flash called a fireball.
Learn more at https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/asteroids-comets-and-meteors/meteors-and-meteorites/lyrids/in-depth/
Join naturalist Lauren Cole at Chief Logan Lodge on Earth Day, April 22, 2023. The outdoor activity is from 8:00PM until 10:00PM. The telescope will be set up to view the night sky for this “Out of this World” Earth Day activity. This program is open to the public and without charge.
Contact Lauren.E.Cole@wv.gov with questions or for additional information.