Sunday, November 15, 2009

Earth passing through tail of comet, expect meteor shower

As our planet passes through the tail of comet 55P/Tempel-Tuttle, "well-placed skywatchers could see hundereds of meteors an hour on Tuesday (November 17th). (New Scientist)

Earth enters the comet debris path around 9AM and exits by 10PM.

The annual event is called the "Leonid shower" because the meteors are most heavily concentrated around the constellation Leo.

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