Space Weather News for Oct 7, 2011
DRACONID METEOR SHOWER: On Saturday, October 8th, Earth will pass through a network of dusty filaments shed by Comet 21P/Giacobini-Zinner. Forecasters expect the encounter to produce anywhere from a few dozen to a thousand meteors per hour visible mainly over Europe, northern Africa and the Middle East. The meteors will stream from the northern constellation Draco--hence their name, the "Draconids."
Check SpaceWeather News for full coverage of the event including observing times and a live audio stream from a meteor radar. #
Plus, you may wish to visit a previous post concerning the Draconids and constellation Draco the Dragon and its alpha star Thuban, an interesting star linked to planets in the natal charts of two past giants: Pablo Picasso and Sir Isaac Newton.