Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Meteor Shower Tonight!

November 18, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

One of nature’s marvels is the Leonid meteor shower that will keep us in awe as it will give a life to the sky tonight.

Leonid meteor showers can be seen annually. According to our dear Wikipedia, “Leonids in particular are well known for having bright meteors or fireballs which may be 9 mm across and have 85 g of mass and punch into the atmosphere with the kinetic energy of a car hitting at 60 mph. An annual Leonid shower may deposit 12 or 13 tons of particles across the entire planet. Sometimes these trails of meteoroids cause meteor showers and sometimes meteor storms.”

A word from Discovery magazine, we will be able to see 20 to 30 flashes across the sky each hour.

The good time to see it is around 3 o’clock in the morning, but if you want a better view, watch around 5:15am, when the moon sets and before the sun rises.
This celestial event should never be missed! It only happens once a year. Maybe this is the time where we can make a lot of wishes:)

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