Sunday, December 08, 2013
Andromedid Meteor Outburst
Source - Space Weather News for Dec. 8, 2013: http://spaceweather.com
METEOR OUTBURST: The Canadian Meteor Orbit Radar is detecting echoes from a meteor outburst in the constellation Andromeda, in progress on Dec. 8th. It appears to be debris from old Comet Biela, which broke apart in the 19th century. Observers in the northern hemisphere, especially Europeans, should be alert for Andromedid meteors on the night of Dec. 8-9. More information may be found at http://spaceweather.com.
GEOMAGNETIC STORM: A solar wind stream hit Earth's magnetic field on Dec. 7th, sparking an unexpected geomagnetic storm and Northern Lights over numerous US states. NOAA forecasters estimate a 35% chance of additional storms on Dec. 8th and 9th.
Auroras alerts are available from: http://spaceweathertext.com (text) and http://spaceweatherphone.com (voice).