Leonid Meteor Shower 2006

Posted: November 10, 2006 in Uncategorized


A meteor streaks past the Milky Way in this picture from November 26, 1998 picture of the Day by Jeff Medkeff . While the stars are hundreds to millions of light years away the meteor is just a space rock burning a few kilometers above the earth’s surface in the atmosphere.
November is the best time of the year for watching Meteors. Leonid Meteor shower peaks on 19th this month. Evening watchers: Its not the right time to watch but earthgrazers are good to look at. Morning watchers: Its in the mornings that most of the space rocks come into the way of Earth’s orbit to enter the atmosphere fast and more in number.
Some researchers state this year’s Leonid shower won’t be so good. Low meteor rate has been suggested. Keep watching untill 21st from 14th.

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Comments
  1. Anonymous says:

    You have written that the leonid shower peaks on 17th on ur ezine. Is it that for this year the peaks on 19th? could u plz post the time in UT for the peak?

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