|Visible in Latitudes:||90° thru -40°|
|Best Seen In:||August, 9:00 pm|
|Transit Date:||July 1|
|Right Ascension:||18.84 hours|
|Area:||286.476 sq. degrees|
Lyra, the Harp or Lyre, is best seen in June through October in the Northern Hemisphere.
The Lyre is the instrument invented by Hermes (Mercury) and given to Apollo, his half-brother, who in turn gave it to his son Orpheus, the musician of the Argonauts. In ancient times, the harp was placed in the claws of Aquila, the Eagle.