A Brief Summary of What Transpired
In contrast to 1999, there was no storm for the Leonid meteor shower in 2000.
Around 07:00 UT (2:00 am EST) on November 18, the best peak occurred. In ideal
conditions at the right place on Earth, one would have been able to see
up to 400 meteors per hour. However, a bright last quarter Moon inhibited viewing
so that one was able to see only 30 meteors per hour. There are
some predictions suggesting that 2001 will be a better year. This may be
the last opportunity for some time. In a few
years, the Leonids will be out of its 33 year cycle maximum.
for the 2000 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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