Wanna see something cool???

  1. A meteor shower is expected for Tuesday morning. This is supposed to be one of the best meteor showers in a very long time. I guess the meteors are supposed to be very visible. It is supposed to start around 5:30 am EST. I'm gonna watch for it tomorrow morning, how about you????

    here's the story: http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmp...eteor_shower_1

    ~Kristi~
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  2. 5 Comments

  3. by   Rustyhammer
    The Leonids are almost always a good show.
    I'll be up for it. 3AM our time.
    -Russell
  4. by   RN-PA
    I watched "the show" last year and thoroughly enjoyed the 90 minutes I spent bundled up in our back yard, lying back in a beach chair, watching the meteors streak across the sky. I counted over 300 of them in that time and I'm hoping for a repeat performance this Tuesday morning, although viewing will be more difficult with the full moon. Between 0430 and 0600 is supposed to be the best viewing time in my area of the country so am planning to head to bed early tonight-- Can't wait!
  5. by   Mkue
    Wow Kristi, thanks, getting up an extra 30 min. early will be WORTH IT !!

    Thanks again,

    Marie
  6. by   Mkue
    When to Watch

    Those on the East coast will get two chances to watch the Leonid's. Between 10:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. ET, Earth is due to encounter the less dense dust cluster left behind in 1767. Although this first cluster will have fewer meteors, watch for some fireballs. Because Earth's atmosphere will be colliding with the dust cluster at a shallow angle, these Leonid's are expected take longer to burn up and so will leave longer tails.

    Those on the West coast will miss the chance to see this first storm since they will still be at the other side of the Earth from the comet cluster during the collisions. But they will have a longer viewing of the storm's peak.

    The biggest part of the storm is expected around 5:30 a.m. ET or 2:30 a.m. Pacific time on Tuesday morning. Those on the West Coast should be able to see more meteors since daybreak will cut into the viewing time of those in the East.

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    I went to another site to make sure that we didn't miss it, noticed that you are in Calif. Sounds awesome.
  7. by   rebelwaclause
    Ok...This sounds cool. At the risk of sounding real dumb - What am I looking for? Dart like activity in the sky?

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