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Tuesday, November 19, 2019

 

Possible outburst of the alpha Monocerotids Meteor shower (October 22 04:50 UT).



Morning sky facing north-east from Adelaide at 1:00 am ACDST on 21 November, the alpha Monocerotids radiant is indicated with a star burst. Similar views will be seen elsewhere in Australia at the equivalent local time.

The alpha Monocerotids are normally inconspicuous from Australia. But this year there is the prediction of an outburst of up to 400 meteors per hour around 04:50 UT on the 22nd (around 3 pm AEDST).

While this is during daylight hours for us, it is possible the peak may arrive early or late so observations on the morning of the 22nd from around 1 am are encouraged.

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Comments:
Thanks a lot for this blog. I couldn’t find any information for viewing this from Australia!!
Does it mean from 1 am on 22nd November, I can see it from Melbourne?
 
I'm after confirmation as per @Meteorhunter for viewing from Melbourne. Thanks
 
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