A Meteor Shower This Week?
26 Jun 2001
METEOR SHOWER: On June 26th and 27th Earth will pass through the dusty debris trail of comet 7P/Pons-Winnecke, triggering the annual "June Bootid" meteor shower. Most years the June Bootids are meek: a typical shower consists of only a few visible meteors each hour - but not always. In 1998 sky watchers enjoyed an intense Bootid outburst. What will happen this year? No one knows, but meteor enthusiasts will be watching the heavens for a possible flurry of shooting stars. Tune in to SpaceWeather.com for observing tips and more information about the shower. And don't forget to try listening to the June Bootids using our online meteor radar.
SOLAR ECLIPSE: SpaceWeather.com's growing gallery of images from last week's solar eclipse now includes sounds as well. Listen to audio clips that reveal the excited reactions of onlookers before and during totality.