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Beautiful Leonid Meteor Shower On Tuesday Morning

The very rare Leonid meteor shower is going to peak on the early morning of Tuesday,November 17, 2009. If you are a fan of astronomy, don't miss that!

If you are in Asia,then you would be extremely lucky because the show would be better than the one in North American. If the weather is good, get yourself dressed up and go outside between 1 AM to dawn. No matter where you live in North America, you should be able to see it.

"'We're predicting 20 to 30 meteors per hour over the Americas, and as many as 200 to 300 per hour over Asia,' said Bill Cooke of NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office.source"

The Leonid meteor shower comes every year, consider yourself lucky if you live outside big cities, where light pollution is a big factor that interfere with the meteors.

For those who don't know what is a meteor shower, it is created by comets in our solar system.

"The Leonids are created by the comet Tempel-Tuttle, which passes through the inner solar system every 33 years on its orbit around the sun. Each time by, it leaves a new river of debris, mostly bits of ice and rock no bigger than a sand grain but a few the size of a pea or marble[...]source"

I watch meteor every night when I was little. I used to live in the suburban area where there is less light pollution, I loved it. So don't forget to look up the sky tonight.




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