Monday, 16 November 2009

Leonids Meteor Shower

The above pic was my first attempt at the moon with my new camera so cut me a bit of slack....

Tuesday 17th marks the best chance of catching a glimpse of the Leonids meteor shower. I'm finding it a bit tricky to find information which pins it down to the best time, but from what I've read it seems that 21:30 on the 17th onwards offers the best chance. This of course is for the UK, other areas will differ.......duh!

This site offers some info for those in the UK

Needless to say (but I will anyways) I didn't take the pics below.....

If it's anything like the Perseids shower earlier this year it'll be pretty spectacular. I was lucky to have clear skies that night.

So fingers and toes crossed for decent weather and wrap up well........

For more My World Tuesday posts click here


  1. Good luck, I think there is too much light around here to photograph meteors. I have done star trails when up in the mountains, it's tricky.

  2. I love meteor showers, especially from my hot tub!

  3. Found som info on my native language. It claims the peak is 17.11 @ 17:10 local time. That would be 3 (or 4 hours) earlier in your neck of woods.

    Another page tells they're best seen som 6 hours, or so, later. Due it's darker. Hope this helped. :)

  4. You need to head down to Galloway Forest Park for the darkness (not The Darkness, tho they were damn fine live in the dark too).

  5. Hmmm seem to have slept through it. Again. Fell asleep during the Perseids too. Damn.

  6. I stayed out all night watching them when they crossed Australia a few years ago. I counted near on 400. Hope you enjoyed your night.

  7. Any luck? Here the rain and clouds hanging down low have been takin' turns. :/

    Infrared/x-ray-mode to the rescue?

  8. Nice to see the meteor showers. Your moon looks very nice too.