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Leonid Meteor Shower of 2012 (Sky Maps and Photos)


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#1 TEO

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 10:01 PM

This sky map for the Leonid meteor shower of 2012 shows the location of the radiant (center) before dawn on Saturday, Nov. 17 - the peak viewing time.


You can also watch live via the link on the website: http://www.space.com...012-photos.html


http://www.space.com...r-webcasts.html


Thank you Jim!

#2 Tad Dense

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 10:10 PM

cool, hopefully I can check this out.

#3 hoagie

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 10:24 PM

Sooo wheres the skymap?

#4 Tad Dense

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 10:32 PM

Sooo wheres the skymap?


I believe the map is the cartoon depiction of the sky on the site

#5 Baidarka

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 10:54 PM

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This should make sitting in a cold tree stand tomorrow morning a lot more enjoyable.

#6 hoagie

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 11:34 PM

Im thinking the beach will be a really good place to see the easten sky.

Dawn is what 615ish?

#7 Baidarka

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 11:38 PM

Dawn is what 615ish?


Google it. It varies with latitude. 7:00 for me.

#8 hoagie

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 11:39 PM

6:44 here, so 6:15 should be perfect

#9 insolent cur

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 06:52 AM

they're flying around right now! there's an awesome show in the sky.

#10 Kashmir

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 07:45 AM

I only saw one shooting star :(

Setting my alarm for pre-dawn :D

#11 williscat2000

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 11:10 AM

I missed it today... Stars are really bright in northern nj right now but no shooters

#12 Jambear

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 11:45 AM

Saw one this morning from the driveway.
clouds were gone by my house and stars were bright.

#13 August West

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 11:47 AM

so who's coming over to shower with me tonight? i got lots of sky here

#14 August West

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 11:57 AM

its gonna be clear (and 16 degrees)

#15 Tim the Beek

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 12:44 PM

Saw one shooting star last night around 9:15. :)

#16 insolent cur

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 12:55 PM

i'll be sitting on the front lawn gazing skyward tonight. :)

#17 Baidarka

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 06:50 PM

A thin veil of frozen fog obscured my view this morning...



#18 PieDoh

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 06:55 PM

thick fog this am in wisconsin

#19 Kashmir

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 11:45 PM

I found a nice, dark, open space nearby. Gonna try again tonight :D

#20 Kashmir

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 11:19 PM

Total bust :cry:

Lotsa beautiful stars but all stationary....none shooting.