Leonid Meteor Shower on November 17 Timings, Photos
Meteor Shower San Diego, Los Angeles and More Cities Details
Possibly a very strong showing of annual Leonid meteor shower is likely on November 17. The most preferred activity will occur on November 17 and best hours to view the Leonid Meteor Shower will be after 1:30 am EST or 21:40 GMT and before sunrise. A strong display is favored to Asians this time around. In the United States and Canada, people will be particularly well-positioned for maximum activity. The maximum activity in such locations are expected sometime between 3:30 and 5:30 a.m EST.
This year though, the view may be even better than previous years and occasions because the moon will not be visible from Earth, it will be more darker and will be in a new moon phase during the peak. According to NASA, Asians can view the activity of up to 200-300 meteors. Here is the NASA Website giving you the peak activity details for your corresponding city. Visit the Website
The Leonid Meteor Shower can be viewed from November 13 to November 20, 2009 whereas the peak is expected to be on November 17 and people are eagerly awaiting, especially the Asians who can witness and enjoy great activity of meteors this time.
The reason for this year's anticipated great Leonid showing is due to Cosmic Garbage. The Leonids are not a one-night stand. The dust from Tempel-Tuttle spangles the sky for a few nights every year in November ranging for a few days up to a fortnight.
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