Monday, November 16, 2009

It Happens Every Year

It's time again for the annual Leonid meteor shower! We must love the Swift-Tuttle comment because it produces some of the best meteor showers.

The best viewing times for us East-Coasters is before dawn, around 3 or 4 am Tuesday, with good viewing as early as 1 am. The Leonids get their name because they seem to radiate from the constellation Leo, which should be nice and high in the sky. If the sky is clear and there isn't a whole lot of light pollution, it would be worth it to get up and see this fabulous meteor shower!

Happy Viewing!

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