[NAFEX] last meteor storm(off topic)
Steve N. Dulaney
dulaney at wvi.com
Sat Nov 16 17:18:13 EST 2002
Yes, the Leonids do come every year, but the shower is very weak and
irregular. This year should be a nice meteor storm, that is, over 1000
meteors per hour. Current prediction models are expecting around 2500
meteors per hour here on the west coast. Last year's storm was
spectacular, I observed about 2000 meteors per hour practically out my
back door. Some friends who ventured over onto the dry side of Oregon
observed in excess of 3000 meteors per hour. That is almost a meteor
every second. Due gravitational perturbations of the dust trails by
Jupiter, this will be the last storm we can expect for 99 years. Try
this web site for the latest prediction:
Steve N. Dulaney
Phil Norris wrote:
> What's this about it being the last shower for 100 years? The Leonids
> come every year and they have all my life. I think you've been led down
> the garden path!
> Phil Norris
> East Blue Hill Maine
> On Friday, November 15, 2002, at 11:49 PM, del stubbs wrote:
>> I just want to be sure no one misses knowing about the last Leonid
>> Meteor Shower for the next 100 years.
>> Predictions are it will be well over 1000 meteors an hour.
>> Del Stubbs www.pinewoodforge.com ag zone2/3
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