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What is the Leonid Meteor shower and how can I see it in the UK tonight?

22 days ago   |   By The Irish Sun


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See the Leonid meteor shower peak on 18 November

See the Leonid meteor shower peak on 18 November

22 days ago   |   By Astronomy Now

The best prospects for observing a meteor from the Leonid shower occur around the maximum, which is predicted to arrive around 1am GMT on Sunday, 18 November 2018. However, the meteor radiant (the region of sky from which they appear to originate) does not rise until after 10pm local time. The 9-day-old Moon sets about the time of the shower's peak in the UK, so prospects are good. Find a safe place as far removed from light pollution as you can soon around midnight that offers a clear view of the eastern sky, directing your gaze halfway from horizon to overhead. Around 10 swift shooting...
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Leonid Meteor Shower November 2018: How to see a shooting star from the UK tonight

Leonid Meteor Shower November 2018: How to see a shooting star from the UK tonight

22 days ago   |   By The Mirror

The Leonid Meteor Shower will peak this evening - here are our tips for spotting meteors from the UK
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