Friday, June 20, 2014

Tonight's Sky for June 20: Ophiuchid Meteor Shower


It's an obscure one but it is a meteor shower and it peaks tonight: the Ophiuchid. Never heard of it? Don'tr feel bad as t his is one of the lowest rate meteor showers all year. To find the location, one must find the constellation Ophiuchus which, in itself, is very dim and can rather be seen as a void between Scorpius and Hercules in the Southern summer sky. So, if you do any observing tonight, keep an eye out for a random meteor coming from this barely-there constellation. 

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