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Draconid Meteor Shower Peaks October 7th

This weekend I'm hoping for clear skies and an amazing light show delivered by Draco the Dragon - the Draconid Meteor Shower.  Grab your lawn chair and start watching for shooting stars especially at nightfall on Sunday, October 7.  The Draconid Meteors are unpredictable in intensity, but last year European observers were treated to somewhere around 600 meteors per hour during the peak. Draconids are among the slowest of all meteors which makes them stunning visually.

If you'd like to know more details check out these links:

Boom or Bust? EarthSky or

Meteor Shower Guide for 2012 at Earth Sky

and NASA.

and here's a video from NASA:

Article by Debbie Mickle, Science Matters Project Manager

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