Clear Skies for the Leonid Meteor Shower

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Stargazers in the United States are advised to look to the skies between midnight and dawn on Monday and Tuesday morning for the best view, astronomers say. Meteors appear to come out of the constellation Leo during the Leonid meteor shower, which is expected to peak on Monday.

If skywatchers don’t feel like going out in the cold, both NASA’s Meteorite Environment Office and the Slooh Community Observatory will broadcast the shower live. NASA’s live stream will include a sky view from a telescope at Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama. That stream will begin on Monday, Nov. 17 at 7:30 p.m. EST (0030 GMT Tuesday) and will continue until sunrise on Tuesday Nov. 18.

Read the complete article: Leonid Meteor Shower Peaks Tonight: How to See It – Scientific American.

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