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The Leonids are famous for being spectacular storms -- since the orbit of the Temple-Tuttle comet intersects with that of Earth, the debris cloud our planet passes through each year is dense and full of particles and meteoroids.
Originally posted by Oozii
reply to post by ChaosMagician
Oooh, that would be really nice, but no tree's around bleh.
I'll have to stick the good ol' lawn chair.
Enjoy your night
edit on 18-11-2010 by Oozii because: -
The Leonid meteor shower takes place in the region of the sky around the constellation Leo, hence the name. It's primarily visible to those in the Northern Hemisphere. Once you find Leo, that's not the only place you should be looking. That's just the center of the shower, or the "radiant," the point from which the streaks will appear to radiate.
In North America, Leo rises around midnight in the East.
The easiest way to spot Leo with the unaided eye is to look for the familiar shape of the Big Dipper,