[ RadSafe ] Radars in Canada are reporting a major outburst of Draconid meteors 8 Oct 12
maurysis at peoplepc.com
Mon Oct 8 17:04:42 CDT 2012
Space Weather News for Oct. 8, 2012
METEOR OUTBURST: Radars in Canada are reporting a major outburst of
Draconid meteors commencing at 16 UT on Oct. 8th. "Radar rates are at
1000 meteors per hour," says Bill Cooke of NASA' Meteoroid Environment
Office. "This is greater than last year's outburst, and 5x the 2005 level."
Cooke encourages northern sky watchers, especially in Europe where night
is falling, to be alert for Draconid activity. Because radars are
sensitive to very small meteoroids, there is no guarantee that this
radar outburst will translate into meteors visible to the human eye. On
the other hand, a brilliant display could be in progress. The only way
to know is to go outside and look. Check http://spaceweather.com for
more information and updates.
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