Thursday, October 01, 2015

Daytime Meteor Shower in Progress

Source - Space Weather News for Oct. 1, 2015:

Dark Plasma Eruption: On Sept.30th, a massive plume of dark plasma erupted from sun's western limb.  A bright CME flew away from the blast site and might sideswipe Earth's magnetic field on Oct. 3rd.  Check for geomagnetic storm and aurora forecasts.

Daytime Meteor Shower: As October begins, a radar in Canada is detecting echoes from a fairly strong meteor shower.  The source appears to be debris from asteroid 2005 UD.  Don't bother looking for these meteors because they are streaking across the daytime sky, overwhelmed by the glare of the sun.  You can, however, hear their radar echoes. 

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