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Catch a shooting star! The 2002 Leonid meteor shower could be a great show with peak meteor rates of up to 600 per hour
Experts at NASA’S Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., predict rates of up to 600 meteors per hour. The 2002 Leonids meteor shower when Earth passes through debris streams from Comet Tempel-Tuttle could be the final “big” meteor show of this century.
- Experts at NASA’S Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., predict rates of up to 600 meteors per hour.
- The 2002 Leonids meteor shower when Earth passes through debris streams from Comet Tempel-Tuttle could be the final “big” meteor show of this century.
- Stargazers will see the most meteors near dawn around 5:30 a.m. EST on Tuesday, Nov. 19 in the Eastern United States and around 2:30 a.m. PST in the Western United States.
- Predicting the time and intensity of meteor showers is important for protecting expensive satellites from meteors that travel at speeds of 45 miles per second (71 kilometers per second.)
- Teams will monitor the storm from five locations, including Alabama, New Mexico, Arizona, Southern Spain, the Canary Islands.
- NASA engineers have provided meteor shower rates for many cities around the world through the NASA Web site: SpaceWeather.com, sponsored by firstname.lastname@example.org
- Talk to an expert about Leonids, its importance and the best way to see this year’s “show.”
Who: Mitzi Adams, Astronomer, Marshall Space Flight Center
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