martedì 6 giugno 2017

Daytime meteor shower

This week, Earth is passing through a stream of dusty debris from ... where? No one knows for sure. 
The encounter is causing a daytime meteor shower as meteoroids hit the top of Earth's atmosphere traveling 39 km/s (87,000 mph).

A meteor radar in Canada is tracking strong activity in the constellation Aries not far from the sun. The display is mostly invisible to the human eye--but not entirely. It may be possible to see some of these strange meteors during a narrow window of darkness before sunrise, especially on June 7th when the shower is expected to peak.

Check today's edition of for radar maps and observing tips.