"Get Ready for What May Be the Last Great Leonid Meteor Storm for 100 Years!"

Scheduled air date: 2002 Nov 04-10


On the mornings of November 17th through 19th, the Leonid Meteor Shower may produce a number of bright meteors.  The above illustrates that these meteors appear to originate from a point (marked by the red "+" symbol) within the constellation Leo, however they can appear anywhere in the sky.  The best viewing time will be between local midnight and sunrise.  The glow from the nearly-Full Moon in the western sky will obscure most of the fainter meteors, but there is a possibility of many bright meteors this year.
(Shown about 2:00 AM November 17-19 for mid-Northern latitudes.)

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