Leonid Meteor Shower in Phuket

The sky will rain stars for two weeks as the Leonid Meteor arrive in.

Phuket’s stargazers must prepare seeing a meteor shower before midnight on the 17th. If the sky is clear, you can see more than hundred meteors at around 04:43 A.M. in the morning of 18th November. Luckier, the display peaking may produce more than 500 meteors an hour.

When earth moves through the meteoroid stream of particles left from the passages of the comet.

Earth moves through the meteoroid stream of particles left from the passages of the comet. The stream comprises solid particles, known as meteoroids, ejected by the comet as its frozen gases evaporate under the heat of the Sun which begins to warm the comet as it comes within the orbit of Jupiter. A typical particle is no bigger than fine dust.

Q: Do I need a telescope to observe the Leonid meteor shower?
A: No, you can observe hundred meteors by naked eyes.

Q: Where could I possibly see Leonid meteor shower clear?
A: At any locations with the least electric lighting and away from light pollution.

Q: Could I see the meteor shower all hour long?
A: Just only 15 mins per hrs and you should spend at least 15 mins in the darkness before the meteor shower starts to adjust your focus.

Q: If I wake up around 05:30 A.M., do I still have a chance to observe the meteor shower?
A: Well, I suggest you to buy an alarm clock……Come on. Just one day wake up early!


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  • To Peter,

    Actually you can see meteor shower in every part of the sky but look to the East is recommended.
    Are you in Phuket? If so, where will you going to see Leonid?

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