Intense Meteor Outburst Expected from the Alpha Monocerotids Meteor Shower

November 21, 2019, 10:50PM: Intense Meteor Outburst Expected from the Alpha Monocerotids Meteor Shower

Check out this article from Sky and Telescope: https://www.skyandtelescope.com/astronomy-news/observing-news/intense-meteor-outburst-expected-alpha-monocerotids/  

Expect to see as many as 400 meteors over a short period of between 15 to 40 minutes centered on 10:50 p.m. CST on November 21st. Clear, dark skies are best, of course.

From the article: “Circumstances are nearly identical to the 1995 outburst when the ZHR briefly reached 400. Depending on exactly how close Earth passes to the center of the debris trail we could see storm rates like those in 1925 and 1935 — years when Earth presumably shot directly through the center — or "scraped bottom" with counts closer to 100 meteors an hour.”

Thanks to Bill Spizzirri for sharing!

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