Re: Leonids

Jim Nix (
Thu, 08 Oct 1998 18:48:52 -0500 wrote:

> Greetings,
> Does anyone know the bearing and elevation to use for optimal viewing (from the
> Chicago area) of the upcoming Leonids meteor shower?
> Thanks!
> John P. Lutz


        Leonid means that the meteorites will seem to originate from Leo.  You
could see
them anywhere in the sky but they will seem to move away from Leo.  On Nov 15 & 16
Leo rises in the South from Chicago around Midnight and climbs to the North East
and is
near Zenith or a little east of straight up at Dawn.  So the Meteorites will seem
to move
E or W or N around Midnite and from Straight up to the Horizon Near Dawn, but will
be seen just about anywhere in the sky.   Check out this site for a picture