LEONID METEOR SHOWERS on November 17 2010

LEONID METEOR SHOWER 2010, What is Leonid Meteor Shower?. according to Astronomy Calendar The Leonid Meteor is one of the better meteor showers to observe, producing an average of 40 meteors per hour at their peak. The shower itself has a cyclic peak year every 33 years where hundreds of meteors can be seen each hour. The last of these occurred in 2001. The shower usually peaks on November 17 & 18, 2010 but you may see some meteors from November 13 - 20. Look for the shower radiating from the constellation Leo after midnight.

Leonid Meteor ► night of November 17, 2010 ►Sets around 4 a.m.
the articles from Universe Today ► In the pre-dawn hours on the mornings of November 17 and November 18, the offspring of Comet Temple will be flashing through our atmosphere and just taunting you to test your meteor watching skills against bright skies. Although the phat Moon will greatly interfere with fainter meteor trails, don’t let that stop you from enjoying your morning coffee with the sparkling “cubs” that will be shooting out from the constellation of Leo.

Where? For all observers the constellation of Leo is along the ecliptic plane and will be near its peak height during best viewing times. When? Because of the Moon, just a couple of hours before local dawn is the best time to watch.

Although it has been a couple of years since Temple was at perihelion, don’t forget that meteor showers are wonderfully unpredictable and the Leonid Meteor are sure to please with fall rate of around 20 (average) per hour. Who knows what surprises it may bring! Each time the comet swings around our Sun it loses some of its material in the debris trail. of course, we all know that is the source of a meteor shower, but what we don’t know is just how much debris was shed and where it may lay.
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LEONID METEOR SHOWERS on November 17 2010