Leonid Meteor Shower: tonight/tomorrow morning!

Meteor shower tonight! Take a break from work, grab some hot chocolate, and head to a dark part of campus (with a friend) to see the show. High point is between 3:30am and 5:30am, but you may be able to catch a few starting at 1am. According to The Christian Science Monitor:

Thinking of getting up early? Americans, set your clocks to 3:30 a.m. East Coast time. The shower will run from then until about 5:30 a.m. However, no matter where you live, you may luck out and catch a stray meteor anytime between 1 a.m. and dawn.

“We’re predicting 20 to 30 meteors per hour over the Americas and as many as 200 to 300 per hour over Asia,” says Bill Cooke, from NASA’s meteoroid environment office. “Our forecast is in good accord with independent theoretical work by other astronomers.”

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