Dozens of Fireballs captured on Camera on Sept. 29-30, 2011 and Draconid Meteor Outburst on Oct. 8, 2011

Dozens of Fireballs captured on Camera on Sept. 29-30, 2011

Pay mind to the editing, as many of these were replayed, reversed, and/or slowed down. At no point were there two objects falling one after the other… didn’t see anything like that in any of the videos that I looked through.

This is leaving out dozens of lesser fireballs from the same nights, there were many…

Maybe one or two from a day or two after have gotten mixed in, but only smaller ones. Date/timestamps in the corners for your reference

You’ll find the majority of the small clips:

sonotaco.com * meteore.forumattivo.com * boam.fr

Draconid Meteor Outburst on October 8, 2011

On October 8th, Earth will pass through a network of dusty filaments shed by Comet 21P/Giacobini-Zinner. Forecasters expect the encounter to produce anywhere from a few dozen to a thousand meteors per hour visible mainly over Europe, northern Africa and the Middle East. The meteors will stream from the northern constellation Draco–hence their name, the “Draconids.”

Peak rates should occur between 1600 UT and 2200 UT (noon – 6 pm EDT) as Earth grazes a series of filaments nearly intersecting our planet’s orbit. Analysts at the NASA Meteoroid Environment Office prepared this plot showing how the meteor rate is likely to vary:

If the maximum around 1900 UT reaches 1000 meteors per hour, as one forecaster expects, the 2011 Draconids will be classified as a full-fledged meteor storm.

Useful links and information about the Draconid Shower

NASA’s Meteoroid Environment Office: The 2011 Draconid shower risk to Earth-orbiting satellites

International Meteor Organization: 2011Draconid Meteor Shower 

Spaceweather.com: Live Meteor Radio

Feature story from Science@NASA: Draconid Meteor Outburst

Source and author: spaceweather * Sheilaaliens (youtube)

4 responses to “Dozens of Fireballs captured on Camera on Sept. 29-30, 2011 and Draconid Meteor Outburst on Oct. 8, 2011

  1. @ lukasoo. . . Yes yes !!! you are almost there. Now go ahead and remove the question mark from all the three post !!!

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  2. Get the tin hats on just in case any satelites get hit by this meteor show!

    @lukasoo.. nothing to see there its just a sundog I have seen many of these past the few weeks and what a crap video why did she not move to capture a better view of the Sun instead of through a big tree haha

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  3. You will like this one by Cardufos!

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