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alpha Monocerotid Meteor Shower

November 21, 2019 @ 23:50

Weather permitting we could be viewing an outburst of Monocerotid meteors when between Nov. 21-22, Earth will pass near a stream of debris from some unknown comet. It is thought this outburst will be similar to the outburst in 1995. It will start close to 11:50 p.m. EST on Nov. 21st

Background and information is found here. as a short two page paper.

Otherwise you can look at the prediction on SpaceWeather.com for November 19, 2019. This will be a short shower perhaps lasting between 15 and 40 minutes so you won’t have to stand around with your neck bent back all night.

Monocerotid’s will originate in the constellation Monoceros to the East of Orion. Monoceros also contains the Rosette, Hubble’s Variable Nebula, numerous open clusters (at least 12) You can also find the Christmas Tree Cluster containing the Cone Nebula with the Fox Fur among others in the same large nebula.


November 21, 2019


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