Friday, October 07, 2011

Draconid Meteor Shower

Source - Space Weather News for Oct. 7, 2011:

DRACONID METEOR SHOWER: On Saturday, October 8th, Earth will pass through a network of dusty filaments shed by Comet 21P/Giacobini-Zinner. Forecasters expect the encounter to produce anywhere from a few dozen to a thousand meteors per hour visible mainly over Europe, northern Africa and the Middle East. The meteors will stream from the northern constellation Draco--hence their name, the "Draconids." Check for full coverage of the event including observing times and a live audio stream from a meteor radar.

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