Meteor Shower November 17 2010 Begins

by bharathi 2010-11-18 10:22:33

Meteor Shower November 17 2010 Begins

In astronomy news, StarDate magazine is reporting that new Leonid Meteor Shower November 17 2010 will reach its highest point of visibility within two to three hours before dawn on November 17 and 18.

NASA stated that if the sky is clear, eager stargazers can expect to see at least 15 meteors per hour. NASA also confirmed that the best time to see the Leonid Meteor Shower 2010 will be right before dawn arrives.

NASA describes the Leonid meteor shower as having "not only produced some of the best meteor showers in history, but they have sometimes achieved the status of meteor storm. During a Leonid meteor storm, many thousands of meteors per hour can shoot across the sky. Scientists believe these storms recur in cycles of about 33 years, though the reason is unknown. The last documented Leonid meteor storm occurred in 2002."

This will be a great opportunity for you to allow the inner astronomer to see something quite amazing. Stargazers often gather together to view events such as the Leonid Meteor shower. Meteor Shower November 17 2010 Begins

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