The skywatchers are known to events like Perseids, the Taurids, the Orionids, and even the Draconids. However, there is very little chance that people could know about the Alpha Monocerotids. It is not like the annual meteor showers but still is something worth a watch. The team of NASA research scientists has found that there will be an outburst of the Alpha Monocerotids on November 21, 2019, in the evening time and it will continue up to the dusk of November 22, 2019, depending on the skywatcher’s locality. This meteor shower produces few or dozens of visible shooting stars during its peak time.
As the Earth is always moving through the dense pockets of galactic gravels and dust left behind by the comets, the chances of such outbursts are higher. This is the time when the outbursts occur and form around 100 meteors per hour or even a storm of a meteor, which 1,000 meteors per hour. The Monocerotids dust trail has been earlier investigated by Meteor Researcher Esko Lyytinen and Peter Jenniskens from NASA and the SETI Institute. The meteor outbursts are short-lived. The strongest meteor shower is expected to last for about 15 minutes or less and the entire event will last for about 40 Minutes. The view will be great from the eastern horizon whereas not that great from the west coast. The glimpse of the meteor gets better from the Atlantic & Europe and the meteor appears to get higher later in the evening and early morning as one moves toward the East. The meteor outbursts are difficult to predict and viewed.
Likewise, the Taurids meteor shower is expected to gleam the night of November 11, 2019, and last until the early morning of November 12, 2019. During this event, one can see five meteors on an hourly basis. The meteor produces fireballs that can turn the night into a colorful canvas.
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