Meteoric Sunday

DRACONID METEOR OUTBURST: On Oct. 8-9, Europeans outdoors around midnight were amazed when a flurry of faint meteors filled the sky. “It was a strong outburst of the annual Draconid meteor shower,” reports Jure Atanackov, a member of the International Meteor Organization who witnessed the display from Slovenia. Between 22:00 UT (Oct. 8) and 01:00 UT (Oct. 9), dark-sky meteor rates exceeded 100 per hour. In eastern France, Tioga Gulon saw “1 to 2 meteors per minute,” many of them shown here in an image stacked with frames from his video camera:

“It was a rare and impressive event,” says Atanackov.

It could easily have been 10 times more impressive. In fact, Earth narrowly dodged a meteor storm.


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6 Responses to Meteoric Sunday

  1. Den says:

    Everyday we get pummeled by tons of space rocks, mostly tiny sand size ones but every now and then the big boys fly in, cool to watch if you can stay up late.


  2. David B. Benson says:

    TNYT today has an article on the way federal credit unions are sticking it to their poorer members. Is your credit union?


  3. David B. Benson says:

    Finally, a standard 15 minutes to the Hillside Cafe. Still great weather.


  4. Micki says:


    jimhitchcock says:
    October 13, 2018 at 9:41 PM
    This time you’ve gone too far.


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