Space Weather News for Oct. 7, 2012http://spaceweather.com
METEOR WATCH: Earth is about to pass through a stream of debris from
comet 21P/Giacobini-Zinner, source of the annual Draconid meteor shower
Last year, Europeans witnessed a faint but furious outburst of 600
meteors per hour when the shower peaked. No such display is expected
this year, but the Draconids are notoriously unpredictable.
Northern-hemisphere sky watchers should be alert for slow-moving meteors
emerging from the head of the constellation Draco the Dragon (not far
from the North Star) on Sunday night, Oct 7th, through Monday morning
Oct. 8th. Check http://spaceweather.com
for more information and updates.
CME: A coronal mass ejection (CME) is heading for Earth. The incoming
cloud is expected to deliver a glancing blow to our planet's
magnetosphere on October 8th, possibly sparking auroras at high
latitudes. Would you like a phone call when the CME arrives?
Geomagnetic storm alerts are available from http://spaceweathertext.com
(text) and http://spaceweatherphone.com
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