How to Watch the Leonid Meteor Shower Monday Morning
Posted on November 15, 2014 in Science | 174 Views | Leave a response
Stargazers hoping to catch a glimpse of some meteors should look to the predawn sky early next week.
The Leonid meteor shower is forecasted to peak Monday afternoon (Nov. 17) in the U.S. eastern time zone, so stargazers in the United States are advised to look to the skies between midnight and dawn on Monday and Tuesday morning for the best view, astronomers say.
This year, the Leonid meteor shower should treat skywatchers to beween 10 and 15 meteors per hour, NASA meteor expert Bill Cook, head of the Meteoroid Environment Office at the agency’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, told Space.com. For some meteor showers, that’s considered a decent rate.
more via Space.com.
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