Thursday, 17 October, 2019

Look out - well, up - for two meteor showers this week

The Draconids and Southern Taurids are taking over the night sky this week The Draconids and Southern Taurids are taking over the night sky this week
Sandra Phillips | 09 October, 2019, 04:41

The night sky over Russian Federation during the Draconid meteor shower, 2018.

Although these Draconids are considered minor meteor showers, they can still light up the sky with hundreds of these twinkly fireballs, as opposed to the common 10 meteors per hour.

The shower gets its name because the meteors appear to be coming from the direction of the constellation Draco the Dragon. Grab your telescope, put on a jacket, and head outside to spot the Draconids and the Southern Taurids.

This year, the peak is expected to fall on the night of October 8 to October 9.

That meteor shower peaks Wednesday night into Thursday. The Orionids will peak later this month, followed by the Northern Taurids and Leonids in November.

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It may be hard for people along the east coast to catch a glimpse of the two meteor showers, as cloudy skies and poor weather will affect viewing conditions.

Generally, meteors are described as fireballs when their brightness exceeds magnitude -4, which is roughly the same as the planet Venus when it is seen in the morning or evening sky. After 3 a.m. local time, once the moon has set, is prime viewing time for those in North America, AccuWeather reported.

Statewide-Two meteor showers will peak on consecutive nights this week, including one known for bringing incredibly bright meteors known as fireballs. "In a normal year the Orionids produce 10-20 shower members at maximum. Recent displays have produced low to average displays of this shower".

Unfortunately, the moon will be in the sky during this part of the night, so stargazers should look for meteors in areas of the sky away from the bright moon.

In the case of the Orionids, this debris comes from Halley's comet, while the Taurids are caused by material which originated from the comet 2P/Encke. As this debris - mostly made of small dust grains - hits Earth's atmosphere at high speed, it heats up and disintegrates in flashes of light that we call meteors.

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