At 07:46 PM 11/18/02, Marc Schindler wrote:
For those who don't already know, tonight's supposed to be the storm of the century wrt the Leonids (the best show since the 1860s according to a local astronomer). Prime viewing time in the Mountain Standard Time Zone is 04:00 - 06:00 (well before dawn up here, which won't arrive until about 08:30), but the weather forecast is mostly cloudy -- better viewing weather in southern Alberta. Also, we have a near full moon, which may screen some of the dimmer meteorites. But I have my alarm clock set anyway!
Well, the weather forecast for here turned out to be 100% correct: it is completely overcast. I could barely make out where the Moon is in the west. And these clouds are supposed to turn into the *other* kind of showers later today . . .
At least there are the memories of last year's storm . . .
-- Ronn! :)
Instructor of Astronomy/Planetary Science
University of Montevallo
Disclaimer: Unless specifically stated otherwise, any opinions contained herein are the personal opinions of the author and do not represent the official position of the University of Montevallo.
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