A Brief Summary of What Transpired
Around 02:00 UT on November 18 (21:00 EST on November 17) the
Leonid meteor shower peaked displaying about 2,500 meteors
per hour. Such a dramatic show was only possible for
viewers in northern Africa, southern Europe and the Middle East. The
storm was not visible for those in North America for two main reasons: a
bright moon dimmed viewing and the consellation Leo (where the meteors
originate) was below the horizon. Nonetheless, many North Americans saw
a few dozen meteors per hour.
for the 1999 Leonid Meteor Shower
If you enjoy watching meteors, the most reliable display is the
Perseid meteor shower in the second
week of August.
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