Monday, November 18, 2002

space showers tonight

When we were growing up, my brother and I camped out a couple of nights around his birthday in mid-August to watch meteor storms. I once counted 17 shooting stars in a half-hour period. I remember being amazed. From what I'm reading in the newspaper, that's not much of a light show. Make sure that you peek your head outside tonight to watch the Leonid meteor storm. It's estimated that viewers in parts of North America may be able to see 3,000 to 6,000 bits of space-faring dust lighting up the sky per hour. It may be possible to see more in the early morning tomorrow, too. This particular storm isn't expected to swing by again until 2098.

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