Dazzling Draconids: Photos of a 2011 Meteor Shower

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The Draconids

Credit: Pere Soler
The Draconid meteor shower, which peaked the second weekend of October in 2011, is normally very faint. The 2011 shower was expected to be more active…Read More »

than usual, but a full moon and a daytime meteor peak limited viewing. Nonetheless, photographer Pere Soler captured this image of some of the Draconid shooting stars.   Less «
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