Draconid Meteor Outburst and International Observe the Moon Night 2011 October 5, 2011Posted by aquillam in MichiganAstro.
Tags: astronomy, MichiganAstro, observing, radio
The Draconids are generally rather dim, so waiting until the Moon sets is helpful. Moonset on the 8th is ~4:30 local time, 5:30 on the 9th, so 5 AM is a good time to look, even if it is ±12 hours from the peak.
Of course, you can always listen to the meteor shower. Tune your radio to a station you don’t quite get in, and listen for a “zing”. Or try an internet audio stream like http://spaceweather.com/glossary/nasameteorradar.html