Sky Watch: Leonids

2009 Leonid Meteor

Image by Navicore via Flickr

The Leonid shower is upon us.  Best viewing for North America will be early, early Thursday morning.

Look to the constellation Leo a few hours before dawn in the space between moon fall and sunrise.  Check out earthsky.org for a view of the radiant in the head of Leo.  If you don’t know where to look, create a horizon view of your sky over here.

Not expected to be the greatest Leonid shower ever with peak activity around 20 meteors per hour, but it could still be interesting.

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4 Responses to Sky Watch: Leonids

  1. Autumnforest says:

    Excellent. I’m guaranteed at about 4:45 the elderly couple upstairs will make love and the woman wails like a mourner at a gravesite. That wakes me up every time. Guess, I might as well step outside and watch the showers. Yahoo! Something to do other than bury myself under every pillow on the bed and pray it’s over soon.

  2. Elderly Ecstasy…or…buncha rocks falling from the sky way before breakfast.

    tough call

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