Astronomy How to view a Meteor Shower

Discussion in 'Astronomy' started by JcMinJapan, Nov 18, 2004.

  1. JcMinJapan

    JcMinJapan Premium Member

    I thought I would find some information on the best tips and tricks for viewing meteor showers fro the people that love to watch them, but are not necessarily interested in the science. This will make your viewing of them much more pleasurable as well as affording you the best chance to see more of them. This is all from space.com, where they have made a great list. Read through them and enjoy the shower this weekend.

     
  2. pineappleupsidedown

    pineappleupsidedown Premium Member

    how do you find the radient?

    ---pineapple
     
  3. JcMinJapan

    JcMinJapan Premium Member

    The radient is the location that the meteors seem to be originating from. This time, the meteors will appear to be coming from the Sickle on the constellation Leo. But, they can be seen from everywhere though. But, it is a good place to start.

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    [Edited on 19-11-2004 by JcMinJapan]
     
  4. pineappleupsidedown

    pineappleupsidedown Premium Member

    oh no, im so bad at constillations!

    I can find the north star and the ursas

    ---pineapple
     
  5. JcMinJapan

    JcMinJapan Premium Member

    Look to the Northeast on the horizon at about 11pm. That should be the general direction for you. :)
     
  6. pineappleupsidedown

    pineappleupsidedown Premium Member

    thank you :)

    ---pineapple