The weather might be a bit nippy for the Leonid Meteor Shower 2012, but skies should be mostly clear for a great show. Here are some photos and video, too.
Skies are looking like they'll cooperate as the Leonid meteor shower gets under way. Space.com has a number of tips for watching the Leonids. The site also has some spectacular Leonids photos. And here's a Youtube video of the Leonid meteor shower. The show follows some nice shows by the Taurids Meteor Shower earlier this month, and the spectacular Perseids Meteor Shower, which wowed gazers in August. The famous Leonids are expected to peak on Saturday, Nov. 17, in the pre-dawn hours, and the weather forecast for Snellville is calling for clear skies Friday night as the show gets under way. LEONID METEOR SHOWER INFORMATION:
Look to the skies for some stunning light displays this November and December.
Sunday, November 11, 2012
As you hang holiday lights and light the candles, cast your eyes upon the universe's natural fireworks as well. Astronomers anticipate three meteor showers this November and December. Nov. 12: Taurid Meteor Shower The Taurid meteors are expected to peak Nov. 12 in the early morning hours just after midnight. EarthSky.com reports that this slow-moving, modest shower may yield just 10 meteors per hour. "But even one bright meteor can be a treat, especially since a good percentage of the Taurid meteors tend to produce fireballs!" according to the website. The shower is visible anywhere in the world and will appear to radiate from the Pleiades star cluster. Nov. 17: Leonid Meteor Shower After years of heavier-than-average showers, the famous…