Watch the Leonids!

Watch the Leonids!

Watch the Leonids!

Bad Astronomy
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Nov. 16 2009 12:00 PM

Watch the Leonids!

The annual Leonid meteor shower peaks this year on or around Tuesday night. It's a slow-peaking shower, so even if you go out tonight, or later than Tuesday, you'll probably see a few meteors streaking across the sky.

I've written about them many times in the past; a review is on my Bad Astronomy site, and I wrote a guide to watching the Perseids which is still apropos of the Leonids. NASA's science news page has lots of info, and the International Meteor Organization has technical aspects, too.

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Leonids over Uluru image courtesy Vic and Jen Winter at ICSTARS.