Early Birds catch the Leonids
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UT) November 17. The most
intense activity, according to the International Meteor Organization,
took place between 0000 and 0330 UT when an average of 490 meteors
per hour were seen by experienced meteor watchers.
Shower peak occurred more than 14 hours ahead of
Right: A Leonid fireball photographed by Schindler Leung in Hong Kong at 1900 UT, 16 November 1998. The Leonids peak, about 6 hrs after this photograph was taken, was preceded by a flurry of activity rich in bright meteors and fireballs, some brighter than -10 magnitudes.
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Leonids Live! - images and video from the 1998 Leonid meteor storm
Meteor counts - submit your own meteor counts to NASA!
1998 Leonids Data Bank -- a useful summary of Leonids information from NASA Ames.
The November Leonids: Will they Roar? -- Predictions from JPL
Eyewitness accounts of the 1966 storm -- an Ames Research Center Archive
NASA's Office of Space Science - press releases and other news related to NASA and astrophysics
Great Expectations: the 1998 Leonids Meteor Shower -- the basics of the Leonid meteors. Includes eyewitness accounts from the great 1966 storm and observing hints for 1998.
Halley's comet returns in bits and pieces -- story posted Oct 20 on the Orionid meteor shower
Tune-up for the Leonids - story posted Oct 7, discusses the astronomy of the Giacobinids
The Leonids -- from Gary Kronk Meteors and Comets web site
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