Leonids Meteor Shower

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Post Date: 18th Nov, 2003 - 4:15am / Post ID: #

Leonids Meteor Shower
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Leonids Meteor Shower

Yea this is sorta old, but there still another part of the meteor shower due on the 19th of November.  So I thought I would pass this info along that I found on my Weatherbug program.  ;)

Leonids Meteor Shower Peaks Wed Morning
8AM EST, November 16, 2003
By WeatherBug Meteorologist, Justin Consor

The well-known Leonid meteor shower will provide a stellar spectacle, peaking early Wednesday morning, November 19.

The shower will not be quite as impressive as the displays put on by the Leonids from 1998 to 2002, but rates of nearly 50 meteors per hour are possible in some locations.

As the graphic in the upper right corner shows, the best viewing will be late at night from 2 to 5AM as the Leonids gets higher in the east-southeast sky.

One factor which will make viewing difficult is the waning crescent moon that will be in the same part of the sky as the Leonids.

Other features to look for in the night sky as you view the Leonids are Jupiter right next to the Leonids and the moon in the eastern sky and Saturn nearly overhead high in the sky.

Astute observers in Alaska or along the west coast might have noticed the Leonids back on Thursday night (November 13) which was the first peak. However, the light of the gibbous moon helped to block the first peak.

The second peak on November 19 will be visible over a far greater part of North America.

The Leonid meteor shower occurs every year in November and develops when the earth encounters the dusty trail of debris from Comet Temple-Tuttle. The Leonids are named as such because to the observer, the meteor fragments all appear to originate from the constellation Leo.

What I thought was really cool about this meteor shower is that is always comes every November.  :D  Anyone seen any of this already?

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Post Date: 25th Dec, 2003 - 9:59pm / Post ID: #

Shower Meteor Leonids

I have never seen this, but it will be good to get a report from a witness that did.

Post Date: 27th Jan, 2004 - 5:47pm / Post ID: #

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I saw It with my family, and it was amazing!

Hundreds of meteorites burning in the atmosphere, some of them causing tiny explosions, it was just stunning, I wish I had a camera then...

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Post Date: 14th May, 2006 - 2:13am / Post ID: #

Leonids Meteor Shower
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Shower Meteor Leonids

Here are some great pictures of this meteor storm. I didn't get to see it, but I got to see the pictures my parents took.

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This guy has a great site dedicated to this storm. He took tons of pictures. Go visit it if you have the chance, he is a great photographer.


Post Date: 16th Nov, 2021 - 2:13pm / Post ID: #

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Shower Meteor Leonids

Keep an eye to the sky for the Leonid meteor shower. The peak of the Leonid meteor shower will be visible across the night sky late Tuesday and especially early Wednesday. Some of the greatest meteor showers ever seen have been the Leonids, so you don't want to miss this moment. Leonids are also fast: They travel at 44 miles per second and are considered to be some of the fastest meteors out there, NASA said. The Leonids appear to be coming from the constellation Leo the Lion (Hence their name) in the east. In ideal conditions, you will be able to see 10 to 15 meteors, also known as "Shooting stars," at the peak of the shower, according to EarthSky. The best time to look is just before dawn on Wednesday, after the moon has set. Source 6j.

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