Look to the Skies

A friend of mine saw a shooting star the other night. Could it be part of the Aquariid meteor shower? Of course it can, there are shooting stars out there and if you spend some time in the dark you might see them. The best place to view them are where the sky is dark. The Gunflint Trail is very dark and you can see some meteors! Up to 30 or more per hour according to spaceweather.com. Come spend some time at the end of the Gunflint Trail at Voyageur Canoe Outfitters, we’d love to see you!

METEORS FROM HALLEY’S COMET: Earth is entering a stream of debris from Halley’s Comet, source of the annual eta Aquariid meteor shower.  Although the shower does not peak until later this week, a radar in Canada is already detecting strong echoes from the debris zone.  This bodes well for sky watchers who could see 30 or more meteors per hour in the nights ahead.  Visit http://spaceweather.com for updates and observing tips.

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