Monday, November 3, 2014

There's a (weak) meteor shower during November's observing period

This month the observing period for the Loss of the Night app runs from about November 10 to November 27*. That means that this year's Leonid meteor shower on the night of November 17 will be visible at the same time that you can do app observations. The Leonid shower isn't expected to be particularly dramatic this year, but since the Leonids are known for producing particularly bright meteors that can be easily seen inside of cities, it might be worthwhile to go out if you have clear skies on the 17th.

Leonid Meteor
A Leonid meteor during the 2009 shower

* exact dates depend on where you live, and what time of night you want to observe.

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