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Saturday, November 17

Leonids meteor shower this weekend

Don't forget that this weekend is the peak of the Leonids meteor shower. That means there is an increased chance of seeing meteors, assuming there is clear skies of course.

To see meteors all you need to do is go outside when it's dark and look up. The shower is best seen after midnight when the Earth is heading towards the trail of dust in space left behind by a comet. In the case of the Leonids the radiant, the point in space the meteors appear to be coming from, is in true constellation if Leo, hence the name.

So if it is clear this weekend go out and look for meteors and report back at our November meeting.

Chris.

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