Leonis Minorids

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Leo Minor constellation

Leo Minorids is a weak meteor shower that takes place from October 19 till October 27 each year.[1] With a weak moon the meteor shower may be visible with the naked eye, however this meteor shower is best observed only from the Northern Hemisphere with telescopic plotting.[2] This meteor shower is linked to comet C/1739 K1 and radiates from the constellation Leo Minor, which is a faint constellation north of Leo.[3] The meteor shower often only produces 2 meteors an hour.[4]

Year Leo Minorids active between Peak of shower
2008 Oct 17 – 27 October 24 (ZHRmax 2)[4]
2009 Oct 19 – 27 October 23 predicted (ZHRmax 2)[3]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "IMO Meteor Shower Calendar 2009: Contents: October to December: Leo Minorids". IMO.net. March 10, 2009. 
  2. ^ "IMO Meteor Shower Calendar 2009". The International Meteor Organization. 1997–2009. Retrieved October 22, 2009. 
  3. ^ a b "Leo Minorids fact sheet - Astronomia.org". Retrieved October 22, 2009. 
  4. ^ a b "In the Sky this Month – October 2008 – the Transient Sky – Comets, Asteroids, Meteors". the Transient Sky. Retrieved October 22, 2009.