The Leonid Meteor Shower Visible in India

Meteor Shower indiaThe Leonid meteor shower will be visible on 17 November at 3:30 ET, and again on the night of the 18th November. Viewers in Asia and India will have the best seats in the house, however, that a strong meteor activity is expected during the early hours of November 18 for those in that part of the world.

Leonid meteor storm will break over the United States, North and West Africa on the morning of Wednesday, November 18, 2009 (as India). This delivered a brilliant shower of shooting stars in the atmosphere, which can be seen with the naked eye.

The Leonid meteor storm is expected to emit 30-300 meteors per hour, depending on where you are stationed. This is higher than average but not as high as in 1833 - when more than one hundred thousand meteors light up the sky. In North America, the observers witnessed around 30 meteors pouring into the sky, while in Asia may be able to catch around 300 meteors per hour.Leonid meteor showers are some of the most prominent among the shooting stars visible to the naked eye.

"We expect 20 to 30 meteors per hour in America, and as many as 200 to 300 of hours in Asia," says Bill Cooke of NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center. "Our prognosis is good, according to independent theoretical work of other astronomers.

NASA astronomers said in December last year - just after the last Lenoid shower - that in 2009, meteor shower will be bigger and brighter. According to them, first storm of November 2008 Leonid shooting stars broke several years of relative "calm".Observation of Leonid meteor.

In India, the meteor observers could see the Leonid meteor shower, and then click your pictures on the night of 17th November begins in 1030 AM. The number of meteors slamming into the atmosphere will increase steadily until the first light of dawn. Although observers in North America and Europe are present at the shooting stars of Leonid, which this time were owls in southern Asia and Australia, which will have a better view. Viewers in India, China and Indonesia, has the advantage of clear skies before dawn to see the Leonid meteor shower. According to a NASA document, India has time between the regions of cloud favorable view. NASA has also added that nearly new moon will also improve the visibility of the Leonid meteor shower.


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