Leonid Meteor Shower 2009 for Asia

According to NASA, the best time to view the Leonid meteor shower is after 1:30

According to NASA, the best time to view the Leonid meteor shower is after 1:30 a.m. EST on 17th November however, you can also view the free show after the sunrise on the same date.

Like every time a meteor shower is due or forecasted, viewers and astrophotographers all around the world will have their cameras and rolls ready to capture a moment of this phenomenal display of nature’s artist.

Predictions are coming in from meteor experts & researchers from around the world with regards to the level of activity that will be experienced in different parts of the world. A common consensus for this year is that the Asian continent will witness the brightest galore of shooting stars this time around. Astronomers David Asher from Ireland, Mikhail Maslov of Russia and Jeremie Vaubaillon of France have identified Indonesia and India as prime viewing locations. Even NASA’s Meteoroid Environment Office connoisseurs Danielle Moser and Bill Cooke are in agreement with the trio of astronomers.

During the Leonid meteor shower, the moon will not be visible from the Earth (it will be darker) so, the meteor will be easy to view than ever before.

People in United States of America can view 20-30 meteors per hour according to the sources of NASA while the Asians would be able to view 200-300 meteors per hour. Other astronomers are also predicting that the shower can be as high as 500 meteors an hour during its peak.

If you want to know about the best time to view the meteor shower in your area than you can take help from the NASA as they have developed a website for the purpose. You will just have to click on the link and enter your city name and Fluxtimator (NASA website) will tell you the best time for you to view the shower show.

Scientists have also said the show is likely to be less spectacular in North America. The best viewing spot on the planet for the Leonid Meteor Shower is predicted to be Asia.