Thursday, June 04, 2015

Meteor Shower in Broad Daylight

Source - Space Weather News for June 4, 2015:

Earth is entering a stream of debris from an unknown comet, and this is causing one of the most intense meteor showers of the year.  Ironically, most sky watchers won't notice because the shower peaks in broad daylight.  We only know it's happening because a radar in Canada is picking up echoes from meteoroids streaking through the blue sky overhead.  Astronomers call these meteors "Arietids" because they emerge from the constellation Aries not far from the June sun. 

For observing tips on how you might be able to see earthgrazing Arietids just before sunrise in the mornings ahead, visit

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