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Draco meteor Shower

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« on: October 06, 2011, 08:14:48 AM »

I hope we'll be able to view this:

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Draco meteor shower on Saturday night
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Cape Canaveral - As many as 750 meteors an hour are expected on Saturday as Earth travels through streams of dust and ice from Comet Giacobini-Zinner. The comet passes through the inner solar system every seven years.

The Draconid meteors are expected to peak between 15:00 and 17:00 EDT (20:00 to 22:00 GMT). While it will be night time in Europe, Africa and the Middle East, a nearly full moon is expected to dull the spectacle.

In the United States, the sun will obscure everything. Nasa space weather guru Bill Cooke says if the forecast is wrong and the timing is off by a few hours, the United States may be in for a treat.

The Draconids appear to come from the constellation Draco, the Dragon.


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http://www.news24.com/SciTech/News/Draco-meteor-shower-on-Saturday-night-20111005

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« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2011, 08:51:01 AM »

hope i remember to look out.  damn the full moon though.
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« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2011, 09:41:56 AM »

Cool.

Saturday night also happens to coincide with International Observe the Moon Night
Astronomers around the world will be observing including those of us at WRAC





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« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2011, 10:01:58 AM »

Draco is a Northern hemisphere constellation (~+60 degrees declination), so we may not see any of meteors.
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« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2011, 10:08:36 AM »

Thanks Stones, I checked on Stellarium, Draco is well below the horizon all night Saturday night.Sad



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« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2011, 10:12:37 AM »

Disapointing... ah, well.  Undecided
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