Saturday, November 17, 2007

Leonid Meteor Shower Tonight

If you are so inclined, and the sky is clear where you are tonight, you can see a fantastic display of meteors in the eastern sky. The Leonid Shower officially kicks off around November 13th and runs until the 21st but the peak will be tonight the 17th and the 18th. Discovered in 1833 they are the biggest meteor shower and sometimes product as many as 10 meteors per hour.

So if you stay up late or get up early, early on Sunday morning and the weather cooperates you can see some. Here is a site that talks about them and their history and there are some handy graphics to tell you where to look. We are in the first quarter of a new moon but it should set before the peak of the show begins.

Have fun and don't forget to make a wish or two.

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