Re: (meteorobs) I Cant believe it...
As Sirko was explaining a certain area of the Earth's surface is well
positioned to see the Leonids only once every 4 years. This year it is
the Western Pacific and Eastern Asia. If you travel to China or Vietnam
next year the sun will rise before the maximum occurs. In 1999 Western
Asia, Africa, and Europe will have a better view of the Leonids. 2000
will probably the Atlantic, South America, and Eastern portions of North
America. 2001 will probably favor the Eastern Pacific and Western North
My advice to you would be to go this year if at all possible!
> Barely two months ago I never heard of a Leonid, Now I am hoping to convince
> my husband that we should spend at least part of November of next year in
> China visiting clients of mine and in VietNam visiting relatives of his
> sister-in-law. Too late for us to change our plans for this year, but some
> have suggested that 1999 may well be the big year so Im hopeful. We amateurs
> are so fortunate to have so many knowledgeable experts in this group who are
> so kind and patient to share their wisdom and experience. What a miracle, the
> net! My thanks to all of you out there.
> Clear skies and happy gazing,