Leonids Meteor Shower – 17th Nov 2020


Brahmand Darshan inviting you to join for Leonids Meteor Shower Observation Session (individually) on 17th Nov 2020 under Astronomy Beyond Classroom.

The Leonid meteor shower is annually active in the month of November and it usually peaks around November 17 or 18. The shower is called Leonids because its radiant, or the point in the sky where the meteors seem to emerge from, lies in the constellation Leo.

Comet Tempel-Tuttle
The Leonids occur when the Earth passes through the debris left by Comet Tempel-Tuttle.
The comet takes around 33 years to make one orbit around the Sun.

What Time Does the Meteor Shower Peak?
10:00PM to 4:00AM

You don’t need any special equipment or a lot of skills to view a meteor shower. Even though all you really need is a clear sky, lots of patience, and our handy Interactive Meteor Shower Sky Map with a visibility conditions meter to see a meteor shower, the following tips can help maximize your shooting star viewing experience.

* Find a secluded viewing spot, away from the city lights. Once at the venue, your eyes may take 15 to 20 minutes to get used to the dark.
* Dress for the weather, and make sure you are comfortable, especially if you plan to stay out long. Bring a blanket or a comfortable chair with you, meteor watching can be a test of patience.
* Once you have found your viewing spot, lie down on the ground and look up in the direction of the radiant.



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