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Draconid Meteor Outburst and International Observe the Moon Night 2011 October 5, 2011

Posted by aquillam in MichiganAstro.
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I‘d suggest a 5 AM look to the north both Saturday and Sunday, but don’t forget International Observe the Moon night on Saturday evening!  http://observethemoonnight.org/

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

Draconid Meteor Outburst – NASA Science.



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