Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Capricornids Meteor Shower - July 29-30, 2010

Amateur Astronomers of Rhode Island Reports: "The Capricornids are characterized by their often yellow coloration and their frequent brightness. They are also slow interplanetary interlopers, hitting our atmosphere at around 15 miles per second. Though you can expect only 15 meteors per hour at best under dark sky conditions, the Capricornids are noted for producing brilliant fireballs."

Parent Comet: unknown

To prepare you for this I found this wonderful resource that has been posted numerous times on my blog:

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