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Draconid Meteor Shower

Posted in Skeptic on October 8, 2011 by saskskeptic


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.