The Lyrids is an average shower, usually producing about 20 meteors per hour at its peak. It is produced by dust particles left behind by comet C/1861 G1 Thatcher, which was discovered in 1861. The shower runs annually from April 16-25. It peaks this year on the night of the night of the 22nd and morning of the 23rd. These meteors can sometimes produce bright dust trails that last for several seconds. The waning gibbous moon will block out many of the fainter meteors this year, but if you are patient you should still be able to catch a few of the brightest ones. Best viewing will be from a dark location after midnight. Meteors will radiate from the constellation Lyra, but can appear anywhere in the sky.
Our 6th annual event will benefit Arkansas Children’s Hospital transport system, Angel One. Last year, Angel One transported more than 2,030 patients, children and high-risk OB patients safely to the hospital. Angel One serves as a lifeline to many, with its ability to get anywhere in the state in 55 minutes or less.
The event will take place on Saturday April 27th at the Saline County Fairgrounds in Benton from 10am-4pm. Our event Champions for Children benefit for Angel One hosted by Salty Jeepers. Attendees can expect food, activities, prizes and a Jeep show.
We are very excited about this event and are expecting between 300-500 jeeps and attendees to come out and join our Jeep fellowship.
MetalCloak Owners Group canopy WILL be there!
The Eta Aquarids is an above average shower, capable of producing up to 60 meteors per hour at its peak. Most of the activity is seen in the Southern Hemisphere. In the Northern Hemisphere, the rate can reach about 30 meteors per hour. It is produced by dust particles left behind by comet Halley, which has known and observed since ancient times. The shower runs annually from April 19 to May 28. It peaks this year on the night of May 6 and the morning of the May 7. The thin crescent moon will set early in the evening leaving dark skies for what should be a good show. Best viewing will be from a dark location after midnight. Meteors will radiate from the constellation Aquarius, but can appear anywhere in the sky
The Yukon Gear & Axle 2019 CRAWL Magazine Readers Ride, Rolling on BF Goodrich Tires, featuring Trails Magazine, our 10th Annual, is being held at Wolf Caves in Mason, Texas May 10-12. You may arrive early after 4PM on Thursday May 9 and not be charged for the additional day. Use this Google Maps link to see locations and create directions: https://goo.gl/maps/85mbCGCJ1qy