Leonid Meteor Shower 2010

According to PAGASA, Leonids will peak on late evening of Nov. 17 until before dawn of Nov. 18. The meteors will seem to radiate from constellation Leo (thus, the name Leonids). It should be noted that they are debris left behind  by comet 55P/Tempel-Tuttle.

Unfortunately, the waxing gibbous moon will interfere with the meteor viewing.

Even though these meteors will seem to appear from constellation Leo, it doesn’t mean you only have to look on that part of the sky. Meteors will appear everywhere. Thus, you only need your eyes (to have the widest field of view) to see the shooting stars.

Below is a poster from UP Los Banos Astronomical Society:

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The organization will have their observation on the night of Nov. 16 in UP Los Banos campus. Kindly contact Alcyone at 09154611721 for more information.

Clear Skies!


~ by Stella's Gaze on November 11, 2010.

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