Tonight's Sky
Sun
Sun
Moon
Moon
Mercury
Mercury
Venus
Venus
Mars
Mars
Jupiter
Jupiter
Saturn
Saturn

Tonight's Sky — Change location

OR

Searching...

Tonight's Sky — Select location

Tonight's Sky — Enter coordinates

° '
° '

How to observe the 2010 Leonid meteor shower

Astronomy magazine Senior Editor Michael E. Bakich shares tips and tricks for observing the 2010 Leonid meteor shower.

The annual Leonid meteor shower is typically one of the best of the year. In 2010, this shower occurs at a time when the Moon is nearly Full, however, so its light won’t let you see all that many meteors before it sets. Still, the Leonid shower has bright, fast meteors, and many of them leave smoke trails visible for several seconds.

The full text of this article is available to registered users of Astronomy.com. Register now!

Registration is FREE and takes only a few seconds to complete. If you are already registered on Astronomy.com, please log in below.
ADVERTISEMENT

FREE EMAIL NEWSLETTER

Receive news, sky-event information, observing tips, and more from Astronomy's weekly email newsletter.

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
BoxProductcovernov

Click here to receive a FREE e-Guide exclusively from Astronomy magazine.

Find us on Facebook

Loading...