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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Leonids Meteor Showers For Friday & Weekend

While the constellation LEO the Lion is the focal point for the aptly-named Leonids meteor showers, you do not need to know what or where Leo is. The meteor showers will occur all across the sky! Expect about 10-15 shooting stars within every hour. You never know, there could be a very fantastic, luminous shooting star to stargazing even more worthwhile! Below is a wonderful, concise podcast from EarthSky.org!

Recommended Viewing Times: Midnight to dawn on Friday and Saturday (possibly Sunday as well)

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The background has three Hubble Space Telescope images, which are accessible at this Hubble webpage: Hubblesite.org/categories/images.

— LH 95 is a star-forming region in the Large Magellanic Cloud, Dorado constellation.

— Ant Nebula (also called Menzel 3) is an aptly-named planetary nebula located in the constellation Norma.
— Egg Nebula (also called CL 2688) is a protoplanetary nebula in the constellation Cygnus.

HubbleSite Image Links: LH 95, Ant Nebula, and Egg Nebula