Leonid Meteor Shower

Nov 17, Nov 18, 2013
athensastronomygmail.com. This is the time of year for raking leaves, finding the perfect turkey, and watching the Leonid Meteor Shower. Leonid Meteors can be seen from November 10 - November 23, with the peak night being November 17 into the early morning hours of November 18. Expect to see between 10 - 20 meteors per hour on a normal night you might see between 4 - 6 per hour. In 2013, a full Moon will interfere, so look toward the darkest part of your sky. The Leonid Meteor Shower is caused by debris left behind by Comet Tempel-Tuttle. The debris ranges in size from the size of a pea on down. The Leonid Meteor Shower was first observed in 1833 as a meteor storm when thousands of meteors fell per hour. They seemed to all be coming from the constellation Leo. We witnessed our own Leonid Meteor Storm in 2001. The Leonids are best observed in the early morning hours as the constellation Leo climbs towards the zenith. Grab a lawn chair preferably one that reclines, a blanket or sleeping bag it is cold out there, and some hot chocolate, and then, in the words of the late Jack Horkheimer, Keep looking up This event is free and open to the public

Cost: Free

Southeast Ohio Astronomical Society
West Union South Court Sts
Athens, Ohio
Phone: N/A
Web Site: http://athensastronomy.org
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