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The Draconids are coming!!!

Ok, well, it’s not as bad as it may sound 🙂
The Draconids are an annual meteor shower, and they peak the 9th, are the result of the comet Giacobin-Zinner, and are best seen in the late evening of the 9th in northwest skies. No binoculars or telescopes are needed (they never are, for these). The event is not a big one, only about 6 per hour (1 every ten minutes). But, if you are out and about, you may see one and ask yourself, “What was that? Was it a meteor?” And the answer may well be, “Yes, it was, Virginia!”
View of a shooting star (Draconid) and n
Here is a little more background info on it…

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2 Responses to “The Draconids are coming!!!”


  1. 1 Gary
    October 11, 2013 at 4:20 am

    Jeff, did you see any meteors last night? I looked but didn’t see any, the sky was clear enough to see them.


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