A Rare 'Unicorn' Meteor Shower Could Be Spectacle Of The Year In Florida Skies Tomorrow
A spectacularly rare display of the magic of our galaxy.
There's something about a meteor shower that sets our hearts ablaze with wonder & delight at the magic in our universe, even better when it's an event you rarely see. The rare Alpha Monocerotids meteor shower may take place tomorrow night in Florida skies & across the U.S. — here's what you need to know.
This rare meteor storm hasn't been seen since 1995, where it produced more than 400 meteors per hour. We may just have a chance to witness its grandeur once again.
According to Accuweather, the spectacular show comes from the trail following a mysterious unknown comet & would rain down from the constellation Monocerotids (Greek for Unicorn), a faint constellation to the left of Orion.
The best viewing conditions for this spectacular storm are in the west & central north areas of the U.S.; however, it's still possible to see the show in a dark place away from light pollution in Florida, such asor , looking up to the eastern & southeastern skies.
While the conditions for this rare Unicorn shower are very specific & there's no guarantee that it will happen, scientists say if it does it will be one of the most dazzling displays of the year, producing a large number of meteors burning through the atmosphere in a short period of time.
The shower is expected to reach its peak tomorrow night on Nov. 21st around 11:50 p.m., with the window for viewing being very short — lasting only 15-45 minutes in total.
If you want to make sure you see this shower if it does happen, try to set up your viewing spot early & keep your eyes on the skies. Even if the shower doesn't happen, you could grab your boo and make it aunder the stars.
Monocerotids 'Unicorn' Meteor Shower
When: Thursday, Nov. 21st with its peak expected at 11:50 p.m. Eastern Standard Time; The shower would only last 15-45 minutes so if you don't want to miss it, consider getting out a bit earlier than peak time to wait for the display.
Where: From the constellation Monocerotids Alpha, a faint constellation to the left of Orion. Locate a dark space away from light pollution & look to the east & southeast for the best viewing chance.is a great spot for celestial event viewings.
Why You Need To Go: A rare shower that we haven't seen since 1995 could shoot down from the Monocerotids constellation, Greek for Unicorn, & produces a large number of meteors in a short period of time, washing the sky in a magical rain of lights.
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