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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Wish Upon a Shooting Star

The annual Leonids Meteor shower will light up the skies on November 17-18. Meteor showers are named by the constellation from which meteors appear to fall, a spot in the sky astronomers call the radiant. The radiant for the Leonid meteor shower is located in the constellation Leo. Astronomers are predicting one of the most dramatic shows this year, with dozens of shooting stars visible between midnight and sunrise. For the best view, head to an open space away from the glow of streetlights, then watch upward for the gorgeous bright white, blue and green streak the night sky...and don't forget to wish upon a star!

Links:
StarDate Online
NASA

4 comments:

Bagman and Butler said...

These things always disappointed me although two years ago I stopped expecting fireworks and actually...hmmm...I think you have just made me conceive a blog.

Bagman and Butler said...

I started to leave you a comment but it turned into a blog. Thanks for the idea. I apologize for Bagman's off-color comments.

Bridget said...

Thanks for the reminder...beautiful pic you posted...

Doreen said...

Hi Denise!

how are you doing? miss your fabulous photos for FSO. hope life is treating you well. have a great week!