Strong leonid Meteor Shower Expected this Weekend
November 16, 2006 1 Comment
The annual Leonid meteor shower could produce a strong outburst this weekend for residents of the North America and Western Europe.
A brief surge of activity is expected begin around 11:45 p.m. ET Saturday, Nov. 18. In Europe, that corresponds to early Sunday morning, Nov. 19 at 4:45 GMT. The outburst could last up to two hours.
At the peak, people in these favorable locations could see up to 150 shooting stars per hour, or more than two per minute.
“We expect an outburst of more than 100 Leonids per hour,” said Bill Cooke, the head of NASA‘s Meteoroid Environment Office. Cooke notes that the shooting stars during this peak period are likely to be faint, however, created by very small meteoroid grains.
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Pitty we here in Pakistan will not be able to see this spectacle.