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The Aurigid Meteor shower happen 9/1 (today)… around 4am for the folks on the west coast, National Geographic has all the details…

A meteor shower on Saturday morning will present a rare greeting from the distant Oort cloud located at the far edges of our solar system.

The two-hour Aurigid meteor shower is predicted to peak around 4:30 a.m. Pacific daylight time on September 1, peppering Earth’s sky with up to 200 shooting stars an hour.

Scientists are already mobilizing to capture every ounce of data about the unusual occurrence, since it’s the only display of its kind expected for at least 50 years.

Aurigid Meteor shower – Link.

2 thoughts on “Aurigid Meteor shower

  1. gedascher says:

    I thought that the Oort cloud was a theoretical place proposed to explain the existence of comets that should have disintegrated long ago based on estimations of the age of the universe.

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