‘Unicorn meteor storm’ possibly visible in northeast Iowa Thursday

Space observers and dreamers alike might want to consider looking up on Thursday night starting at 10 p.m., as a rare meteor storm will be likely visible in most parts of the country. According to, northeast Iowa has ‘fair’ viewing conditions of the shower, where as South Dakota and North Dakota have the best platforms to watch the space-junk zip by. Meteorologist Dan Jones says the clouds could be out of our necks in Floyd county by the time of the happening.


The alpha Monocerotid meteor shower that is expected on Thursday has a ‘good chance’ to send several meteors per second into our skies. This would be the first of its kind since 1995.

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