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The draconid meteor shower begins tonight 10/08

Posted by on Oct. 8, 2013 at 7:48 PM
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Get outside tonight! The draconid meteor shower begins tonight...here are a few important details for viewing: http://wxch.nl/16Q6Oad


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aneela
by 80sTardisGirl4Gore on Oct. 8, 2013 at 7:52 PM


If you’re outside this evening and the sky is clear, look up. You could see a dragon.

Draco the Dragon, to be precise. And no, it has nothing to do with the character from Harry Potter. Rather, it's the Draconid meteor shower, which peaks at nightfall — not in the middle of the night, like some other night-sky offerings we’ve recently recommended — and it radiates from the dragon’s head, according to EarthSky.

If you can’t find Draco the constellation, never fear. “These meteors fly every which way through the starry sky,” EarthSky reports. “Simply find a dark, open sky away from artificial lights. Plan to spend a few hours lounging comfortably under the stars.” If you can, point your feet north or northwest to view the shower, which was also visible last night.

usmom3
by BJ on Oct. 8, 2013 at 8:04 PM

 I was just about to  post about this! This is a great "natural" learning tool!

aneela
by 80sTardisGirl4Gore on Oct. 8, 2013 at 8:07 PM

ha ha i just saw it on my FB feed....looks so cool

Quoting usmom3:

 I was just about to  post about this! This is a great "natural" learning tool!


usmom3
by BJ on Oct. 8, 2013 at 8:14 PM

 Yeah that is where I saw it too! If I had talked to my Mom today she probably would have told me about it, she loves meteor showers!

Quoting aneela:

ha ha i just saw it on my FB feed....looks so cool

Quoting usmom3:

 I was just about to  post about this! This is a great "natural" learning tool!


 

kmath
by Silver Member on Oct. 8, 2013 at 8:50 PM

I wish we could see it, but it is overcast here tonight. 

kcangel63
by Member on Oct. 8, 2013 at 8:54 PM
Cool
aneela
by 80sTardisGirl4Gore on Oct. 8, 2013 at 9:06 PM

aww boo for that

Quoting kmath:

I wish we could see it, but it is overcast here tonight. 


kmath
by Silver Member on Oct. 8, 2013 at 9:10 PM

I know, I was so dissapointed!


Quoting aneela:

aww boo for that

Quoting kmath:

I wish we could see it, but it is overcast here tonight. 




usmom3
by BJ on Oct. 8, 2013 at 11:14 PM

 Kids went out and said they didn't see anything! sad

aneela
by 80sTardisGirl4Gore on Oct. 8, 2013 at 11:16 PM

i was just coming back too LOL

we didnt see them...but we saw LOTS of stars...i was shocked how many

Quoting usmom3:

 Kids went out and said they didn't see anything! sad


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