City lights, called light pollution, can interfere with viewing. So can reflected moonlight. The small sliver of waxing crescent moon will allow good viewing conditions for 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 2012
- StarDate 2012 Meteor Showers
- American Meteor Society
- StarrySkies: Leo
- The Holiday Whiz: Leo the Lion, July 23 to August 22
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