Astro Bob's Backyard Astronomy: "you say "Lye-rid" and I say "Lee-rid" ...

Apr 21, 2020

A stacked image of 99 photos to form the trails, taken in 2013
Credit Jeremy Gillard/Flickr

  You say it "Lye-ra" and I say it "Lee-ra"*

  You say it "Vay-ga" and I say it "Vee-ga"

  "Lye-ra"

  "Lee-ra"

   "Vey-ga"

   "Vee-ra"

   Let's go outside and see!

*with apologies to George Gershwin

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