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11-17-2006, 10:53 AM
The Leonid Meteor shower is expected to happen this weekend.
The annual Leonid meteor shower could produce a strong outburst this weekend for residents of the North America and Western Europe.
A brief surge of activity is expected begin around 11:45 p.m. ET Saturday, Nov. 18. In Europe, that corresponds to early Sunday morning, Nov. 19 at 4:45 GMT.
The outburst could last up to two hours.
At the peak, people in these favorable locations could see up to 150 shooting stars per hour, or more than two per minute.
11-17-2006, 03:26 PM
That would be really neat to see!! Thanks for sharing that. :D
11-17-2006, 04:16 PM
Oh darn! I'll never be able to stay up that late! Thanks for the info...I'll tell the night owls. :D
11-17-2006, 09:51 PM
Hoot-hoot! Talk about perfect timing! Midnight is just the time when us ol' night owls are stirring about...:p
During the last good meteor shower I saw with my kiddos, we counted over a hundred and fifty of the suckers. We have a second-story sundeck on our house that's just perfect for this. Thanks for the heads-up, Alffe!
11-17-2006, 09:52 PM
Dang it looks like the eastern U.S. will see the best parts of it. I'll still be out there trying to see it.
11-17-2006, 10:10 PM
Yeah, Julie. And I just happen to live very close to the east coast...:D
11-17-2006, 10:22 PM
I'm a night owl on the East coast, and I live in a rural area with few outdoor lights, so the sky is easy to see
I plan on playing with the video recording options on my digital camera to see if I can catch a falling star :)
If I get any good video, I will certainly share it.
11-18-2006, 01:23 AM
Thanks Wittesea! I live in a rural area too and am a nightowl- we're supposed to have clear skies for Sat. night so I'll be out there looking. My son and I used to always go outside and put out lounge chairs and watch the meteors- wish he still lived at home so we could do that again!
11-18-2006, 08:30 PM
It's very cloudy here, so no chance of seeing it but I bet it's going to be beautiful!
11-18-2006, 08:35 PM
Thanks for the reminder!
Here in Hong Kong you can see them stunningly, some years - but not at the moment; went up to the roof last night, cloudy skies and overcast today... but they're around a little while longer, I haven't given up hope...
good stargazing, all the best!
11-20-2006, 09:35 AM
Well, I didn't get to see anything because of my own stupidity....
On Saturday night my husband and I started watching Comic Relief 2006 and completely forgot about the meteor shower.
I remembered it on Sunday morning when I woke up... too late.
11-20-2006, 10:01 AM
It was so overcast even if I had been able to stay up...not a star could be seen. I wonder if anyone saw it???
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