Astro Bob's Backyard Astronomy: a meteor outburst (oh my!) and Pluto again

Nov 19, 2019

This map shows the sky at the peak time from the Upper Midwest (Central Time)
Credit Bob King/Stellarium

We've got the chance of northern lights tomorrow (Wednesday, November 20) but that will pale in comparison to Thursday night's meteor outburst!

The alpha Monocerotids last produced a meteor shower in 1995, but November 21 at 10:50pm (and only for about a half-hour) you could possibly see around 400 meteors in the southeastern sky.

Plus NASA Administrator, Jim Bridenstine declared Pluto a planet again; you can read more about the controversy here.... and Astro Bob himself reported earlier this week that the Big Dipper is disappearing.