Here is everything you need to know about the Leonid meteor shower, a display of shooting stars that occurs every November. The post Your guide to the Leonid meteor shower in 2017 appeared first on Skymania News. Republication on other sites is not permitted. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Stargazers are in for a treat.
The fireball could be part of a prolific meteor shower known as the Leonids, which peaks at this time of year.
The annual Leonid meteor shower will be clearly visible throughout the U.S.
A new moon could mean optimal conditions for viewing the annual meteor shower
Stargazers in Canada’s prairie provinces are likeliest to get the best view of the annual Leonid meteor shower, but you can livestream it online too The post How to watch the Leonid Meteor Shower this weekend, in person or online appeared first on Macleans.ca.
Here's what you need to know.
Prepare for plenty of shooting stars in the night sky during the Leonid meteor shower. They will appear to come from the constellation Leo the Lion in the east. And this year, it coincides with a New Moon.
The peak of the Leonid meteor shower— an annual mid-November treat — will be visible across the night sky late Friday night and early Saturday morning.
North-eastern horizon at around 4:00 am (daylight saving time, 3:00 am standard time) on the morning of Saturday, November 18 (click to embiggen). The starburst indicates the radiant, the apparent point of origin of the meteors (they...Show More Summary
With winter fast approaching, there aren't many weekends left to enjoy the outdoors without a heavy coat and a warm cup of coffee, which is why you should start making plans right now to see the Leonid meteor shower this weekend. InShow More Summary
In November the northern hemisphere is treated to views of Pisces, Aries, Triangulum, and the Leonid Meteor Shower. This shower is the result of Earth’s annual passage through the dust trails left by Comet Tempel-Tuttle, which returns to the inner solar system every 33 years. [Read more...]
Here is everything you need to know about the Leonid meteor shower, a display of shooting stars that occurs every November. The post How to observe the Leonid meteor shower in 2017 appeared first on Skymania News. Republication on other sites is not permitted. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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Keep your eyes on the sky.
The good news: Tonight is the best night of the year to spot the Leonid meteor shower. The bad news: there’s a giant moon up there washing things out.