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On Nov. 18, 2001, sky watchers somewhere will see a dazzling storm of Leonid meteors.
November 13, 2001 7:24 PM   Subscribe

On Nov. 18, 2001, sky watchers somewhere will see a dazzling storm of Leonid meteors. And Leonid Observing Tips. It's the rainy season where I live so I'm pessimistic about my chances but maybe some of you have a shot at seeing them. Posted here as a PSA.
posted by y2karl (7 comments total)

 
Wow, you beat me to this! Thanks for the links. I will be out in the cold with my whole family that night (hoping for a clear night), and I bet the neighbors will think we're all nuts. Ha, screw 'em!
posted by Sal Amander at 12:13 AM on November 14, 2001


I've been waiting for this for quite a while. The forecast for Sunday morning is looking good, but the last several times I went out the see a meteor shower it has been cloudy. If it is going to be nice weather just one time, I hope this is it.
posted by quirked at 6:28 AM on November 14, 2001


I'm going out to Mount Wilson, in Southern California. I can't wait. I've been going out to see the Leonids for a few years now, and this year's should blow all the others away!
posted by rio at 9:21 AM on November 14, 2001


Cool links, thanks much, y2karl. Will be getting up very early on Sunday.
posted by groundhog at 10:08 AM on November 14, 2001


Please, can anybody link me to a NJ-NY skymap for this? I don't do mornings and we're so tree-covered it's unlikely I'll see anything, but I'll be up if I know where to look! (Thanks to anybody who can tell me!)
posted by realjanetkagan at 6:17 PM on November 17, 2001


Dude! It is sooooo clear in Seattle tonight. I'm so stoked. How uncommonly auspicious. I'm going out to my friend's house on Lake Washington. It just may be fantastic over the water. Wish I had some kind of hoity toity camera equipment.

Janet: I don't think a skychart would be all that pertinent. All meteors, I believe, should emanate from the southeast between horizon and zenith. A little more info can be found here.
posted by crasspastor at 6:50 PM on November 17, 2001


Better yet and including a chart as to where to direct your eyes is here.
posted by crasspastor at 7:05 PM on November 17, 2001


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