If you want to experience the meteor shower in a different way, why not try and listen to shooting stars LIVE on the web. Spaceweather.com is offering folks a live feed to a military radar station in Texas that can pick up the echoes of meteors ionizing in the upper atmosphere above the installation. What you can hear is best described as an eerie ’ping’ - take a listen to a sample audio clip here(takes a few seconds to load). It is worth listening to tonight because rates of meteors should be well over 30 shooting stars per hour. And if you get clouded out during prime-time just log-on to the radar site and enjoy the show from the comfort of your home.
Got any questions about the Leonids or meteor showers in general, then ask a world expert online today. William Cooke at NASA’s Meteoroid Environment Office in Huntsville.Alabama, will be answering questions in a chat room set up by the agency starting at 4 pm Eastern Time TODAY (Nov.16). on their Leonid webpage here.
I will have more Leonid meteor shower updates in the coming 48 hours as reports from the the main predicted outbust and peaks occur. Stay tuned…
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