2011 Draconids
Publiée le 2011-10-07
2011 Draconids
The Earth will enter an interplanetary cloud of cometary grains ejected by comet 21P/Giacobini-Zinner on saturday October 8th at 17:00 and 20:00 UT. This exceptional shower will be visible from all over Europe by everyone, making it even more interesting! As previously announced IMCCE is ready for the firsst European airborne meteor observation campaign, led and performed by Europeans. An INSU aircraft (Falcon 20 of SAFIRE lab) is all ready with a dozen of camera on board. The crew and the scientists (2 Frenchman and one Irishman, respectively working for a French, American and European lab and company) will board this Friday to fly to Kiruna (Sweden) and will be joined there by a team of Czech, German and Slovakian scientists on board a German plane belonging to the German research institution DLR. The 2 scientific flights will take place on Saturday evening.
You can follow the whole event here
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