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It’s November and It’s Leonid time!

It’s mid-November and it is that time of year again, time for the Leonid Meteor shower that happens around November 17 or 18.

The shower occurs when the Earth crosses paths with the commentary debris of Comet 55P/Temple-Tuttle. When the debris vaporizes when it hits the atmosphere causing what we call the Leonid meteor shower.

This year, 2018, the shower offers a two night peak November 16-17, and tonight, November 17-18.  Unfortunately there will be a waxing gibbous moon shining through for part of it until it sets, but you should have good viewing in the early morning hours just before dawn.

Grab your jacket, your thermos full of hot beverage, your night photography gear, and a warm significant other and enjoy the show.

Check out this article: https://earthsky.org/tonight/radiant-point-for-leonid-meteor-shower

 

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Rod Washington Writer, filmmaker, model railroader, dreamer, posting videos and articles about trains. Also, posting railfanning videos and updates about his own model railroad layout via his webpage, the rail project (coming soon).

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