Saturday, November 15, 2008

Leonids meteor shower 11/16 and 11/17 may be stronger then average

The famous Leonid meteor shower will peak Sunday starting 9 PM. While it is not supposed to be a meteor storm like 1966, 1999-2001, the rates are mentioned to be higher. At that time you can start to see earthgrazers which are usually brilliant and long meteors that skim the surface of the atmosphere. Just seeing one can be an awesome sight. More none earthgrazers will appear later on in the morning as the Leo constellation (looks like a big question mark in the south) rises higher and higher. We'll see what happens.

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