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The 2014 Leonid Meteor Shower: What You Need to Know



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Stargazers everywhere are scheming for a pleasing showcase, as a 2014 Leonid Meteor Shower approaches. 

If forecasts mount correct, a meteor showering will rise on Monday afternoon for those in a eastern U.S. time zone, according to Scientific American. The best time to locate a glance of this shining arrangement will be between midnight and emergence of Monday and Tuesday morning. 

This year’s meteor showering will be of a smaller scale, as a Leonids will be weak, Space.com reports. If we intend to try and see a few meteors, design prolonged stretches of time but a sighting. 

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“Widespread cloud cover opposite a eastern third of a U.S. will make it formidable to see a meteor shower Monday before dawn, solely maybe in executive and south Florida. Skies should be most clearer Tuesday morning, yet it might take until late during night for New England to transparent out, and there will be clouds in south Florida and in a lake-effect sleet belts of a Great Lakes. Clear skies will be a order opposite a executive and western U.S. both mornings, with usually a few teenager exceptions,” weather.com Digital Meteorologist Nick Wiltgen forecasted. 

The waning-crescent moon will boost chances of a improved perspective of a spectacle, according to NASA. This form of moon will emanate skies that are dim adequate to perspective a meteors, that are characteristically bright and colorful. 

NASA meteor consultant Bill Cook told Space.com a showering should furnish between 10-15 meteors per hour for those examination a skies, Scientific American noted. Cook is a conduct of a Meteoroid Environment Office during NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center. 

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Cook suggests selecting a observation plcae that is away from city lights, NASA’s blog notes.There will also be opportunities to perspective a showering online around NASA and Slooh.com. 

NASA says a Leonids originate from a indicate in a constellation Leo and are waste from a Comet Tempel-Tuttle.

MORE ON WEATHER.COM: Perseids Meteor Shower 

 

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A mixed bearing design taken in a early hours of Aug 12, 2014 shows a Perseids meteor showering in a night sky from a plateau of a Sierra Norte de Madrid nearby a municipality of Valle del Lozoya. (Dani Pozo/AFP/Getty Images)

 


Article source: http://www.weather.com/article/2014-leonid-meteor-shower-20141116

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