City lights, called light pollution, can interfere with viewing. So can reflected moonlight. The waning crescent moon will obscure the fainter meteors of this year's Leonid Meteor Shower.
Meteor showers are named for the constellation they appear to be near. The Leonid Meteor Shower appears near the constellation Leo the Lion.
|Stargazing bench. Image: suphakit73; FreeDigitalPhotos.|
Check out these sites for more information about the Leonid Meteor Shower, including recommended viewing times for your corner of the globe:
- EarthSky's meteor shower guide for 2011
- StarDate 2011 Meteor Showers
- American Meteor Society
- StarrySkies: Leo
- The Holiday Whiz: Leo the Lion, July 23 to August 22
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