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Thursday, November 27, 2008


A Leonid Storm in 2009?

Following the successful prediction of a peak in Leonid activity this year, what does 2009 hold for us in the way of Leonids? Jeremie Vaubaillon suggests that there will be a peak with a ZHR of 500 on 17/11/2009 at 21:43 UT (that's around 9 am on 18/11/2009 in eastern Australia, sob), Mikhail Maslov predicts a series of close peaks around 22 UT on 17/11/2009 with a combined ZHR of around 150.

So maybe something very good, maybe something just good. The nights will dark with no interference from the moon. Very worth a look. Despite the peaks occuring in daytime for mostAustralia, we shoul see some increased activity, and folks in WA might see quite increased rates.


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