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The Leonids meteor shower in 2012 will be divided into two peaks of activity- VIDEO PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 17 November 2012 12:05

As reported by the International Meteor Organization and the Novosibirsk astronomer Mikhail Maslov, assumes a two main peaks of activity of Leonids meteor shower in 2012. The first peak of the Leonid meteor shower will occur on November 17, 2012 at 21:00 GMT, the number of meteors will not exceed ten per hour. The second peak of the Leonid meteor shower will be on November 20, 2012, at 06.00 GMT, the number of meteors will reach a 15 meteors per hour. Meteors occur when in the Earth's atmosphere burn up a microscopic dust particles, the large numbers of meteors associated with the passage a dust plumes, that remain from comets. Meteor shower in November called "Leonids" because its radiant lies in the constellation of Leo (see the video), it comes when the Earth passing through the dust trail of comet Tempel-Tuttle (55P/Tempel-Tuttle). In 2012, conditions are favorable for astronomical observations of the Leonid meteor shower, since the Moon is approaching to its first quarter phase and the light of the Moon does not hurt to see the meteors, THE VIDEO:

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