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Draconid Meteor Shower Watch

Event Details:

Event Type: Announcement
Time: Saturday, October 8, 2022 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Categories: Entertainment
Nature & Outdoors

Location Description:

North Trailhead of Stagecoach Trail (480th Ave) 

Event Description:

The Draconids are an annual October meteor shower that has about 5 meteors per hour. While that’s a fairly low number of meteors per hour, they are great for public programs because they peak around 8pm, rather than in the wee hours of the morning. 

The harvest moon will be rising around the same time, which might make meteors harder to spot, but will add the the beauty of the evening! 

This is a very casual event! We’ll meet at the north trailhead of the Stagecoach trail (.5 miles west of Hwy 63 on 480th Ave, Montezuma Iowa) at 7pm for introductions and a brief talk about the night sky. Then we’ll walk about a half a mile down a paved trail to a clearing where we’ll watch the sky until about 9:00. Bring warm layers, snacks, and chairs or blankets to lay on.

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