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11-18-2003, 03:39 PM
The 2003 Leonid Meteor Shower


The Leonid meteor shower is coming. Again.

Bill Cooke of the Space Environments Group at the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center explains: "Normally there's just one Leonid meteor shower each year, but this year we're going to have two: one on Nov. 13th and another on Nov. 19th."

full story (http://www.nasa.gov/vision/universe/watchtheskies/leonids_twice.html) and time charts.
I hope the weather holds up.

11-18-2003, 08:20 PM
I've only seen a few meteors from Brooklyn in all the years I've been here. I saw a couple from Staten Island when I was doing some telescope observing of Mars at it's recent close pass to the earth though. Fight light pollution! Support the Dark Sky Society! (http://www.darkskysociety.org/)