Thursday, October 6, 2011

Powerful Meteor Shower Expected This Weekend, 750 Meteors an Hour

NASA's Bill Cooke predicts powerful Draconid Meteor Shower this weekend

( - NASA scientist, Bill Cooke, predicts this year's Draconid Meteor Shower will be fantastic in parts of the world. 

Sometime on October 8th; this Saturday, Earth will plow through the left over comet dust from Comet 21P/Giacobini-Zinner and a meteor shower (almost storm) will hit.

“We’re predicting as many as 750 meteors per hour,” says Bill Cooke of NASA’s Meteoroid Environment Office. “The timing of the shower favors observers in the Middle East, north Africa and parts of Europe.”

The best area will be the Southern European zones due to less cloud cover possibilities and clearer skies. 

The meteors will originate from the Northern Skies, however the entire sky is the best spot to view. I've found the best locations for many meteor showers seems to be to the left or right of where they come from, so look west!
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