The 2012 Lyrids from Non-traditional Observing Platforms

  title={The 2012 Lyrids from Non-traditional Observing Platforms},
  author={Danielle E. Moser and Robert Suggs and William Cooke and Rhiannon C. Blaauw},
Meteoroid Environment Office, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL 35812 USA The NASA Meteoroid Environment Office (MEO) observed meteors during the Lyrid meteor shower peak on 22 April 2012 from three different observing platforms: the ground, a helium-filled balloon, and from the International Space Station (ISS). Even though the Lyrids are not noted for spectacular rates, the combination of New Moon and a favorable viewing geometry from ISS presented a… CONTINUE READING