December 17, 2017

Leonid Meteor Shower 2010 Arrives



leonid-meteor-shower-2010The Leonid Meteor Shower of 2010 has arrived.  It began lighting up the night sky last night and will continue until tonight.

The meteor can be seen in the sky near the Leo constellation.  The best time to witness this is three to four hours before sunrise or even before dawn. These meteorites will be entering into earth’s atmosphere a rapid pace. It has been originated from the 55P/Tempel-Tuttle comet.

On an average a sky watcher can witness 10-20 meteors lighting up the sky, which means these meteorites are disintegrating as they enter into the earth atmosphere. According to the experts advice, they say that the best time to watch these meteors is approximately two hours before sunrise.

NASA on the other has said that these meteor showers not only light and create a beautiful scene in the night sky but has also gained the status of a meteor storm. The last meteor storm had taken place some 80 years ago.