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A Repeat of the Gamma Delphinid Outburst? | American Meteor Society June 10, 2013

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A Repeat of the Gamma Delphinid Outburst? | American Meteor Society.

There is a possibility of a meteor outburst on June 11 around 8:30 UT (that’s 4:30 AM Eastern Daylight Savings time), but it’s not certain.

The Gamma Delphinids were first observed in 1930, as a brief outburst on the evening of June 11, but it hasn’t been reliably observed since. Peter Jenniskens of the SETI Institute and Esko Lyytinen of Helsinki, Finland predict that it’ll happen again.

Since there isn’t much known about this shower, the AMS recommends beginning your observations a few hours before the expected peak. While the 1930 event was visible despite a full Moon, a dark site is recommended  Here in Ann Arbor, clouds re expected, so you may want to listen instead http://spaceweatherradio.com/.

If you do make observations of the shower, how about doing a little citizen science too? Register with the AMS so you can report your observations!

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