NASA scientists: A small meteor shower this week may be coming

Later this week, a largely overlooked small meteor shower could produce hundreds of meteors in an hour,media reported. A prediction by NASA research scientists suggests that an alpha meteor shower may be seen in the evening of November 21 to the early morning of November 22, depending on the location of the observer.

NASA scientists: A small meteor shower this week may be coming

Typically, meteor showers at peak times produce dozens of visible meteors per hour. But from time to time, Earth drifts through the particularly dense dust and galactic debris left by comets, and when this happens, people see so-called “meteor eruptions”, hundreds of meteors per hour, or even meteor storms — more than 1,000 per hour.

In a short paper, meteor researchers Esko Lyytinen and Peter Jenniskens from NASA and the SETI Institute note that by re-evaluating the dust trajectory of monocerotids, they have found a “good opportunity” for a short eruption that could even be a meteor storm. So interested people must take advantage of this opportunity.

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