Monday, November 16, 2009

Leonid Meteor Shower, Tonight, Nov. 17th - Perfect Conditions

Clear morning with wind picking up; still unseasonably warm.

I'm so excited. Tonight begins the best night for the Leonid Meteor Shower and it is forecast to be clear with a new(ish) moon. How fantastic is that? The last few meteor showers were clouded out so this clear forecast has me jumpin. If you are in the North East of the U.S.A., you're in luck as they predict the strong viewing to be spectacular, while the rest of the country will still be pretty darn good.

The spectacle begins slowly but 3:30 AM EST is the magic time to rise and check it out. Best viewing is between 3:30 and 5:30 AM East Coast Time. So get to bed early and set your alarm.

To find out details about the weather in your area, go to and plug in your zip code. For more scientific details about the whole event go to:

Remember to turn out all the lights for the best viewing of the Leonid Meteor Shower. Enjoy!

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