International Observe the Moon Night and Draconid Meteor Shower in Nepal!

On October 8, Nepal had two astronomy events. As we were celebrating World Space Week in Nepal ( October 4-10), we also celebrate International Observe the Moon Night 2011( InOMN2011) in various parts of Nepal. This InOMN events were organized in Maitidevi and Lazimpat of Kathmandu valley and Birgunj which is outside the valley.

The Draconids were recorded from several places as I guided some of the enthusiastic on how to record them, none of them approached me for the further processing of the data and archive. I observed Draconids from 9:45-11:45 PM and recorded four meteors during the time which is now available in the IMO database( www.imo.net). Through the prediction was ~1-6 meteors per minute, the rate was reduced due to moonlight which was almost full ( Full Moon on Oct 12).

The next Meteor Shower is Orionid Meteor Shower which will be visible from October 21-23, 2011. I will be observing during the dates! How about you ???

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