Mink Machine

Attack of the Leonids

It’s time for the annual meteor shower from the Leonids. Unfortunately this year’s Leonids are likely to be a big disappointment since they are scheduled to peak tomorrow when the moon is just past full, thus flooding the sky with bright light. Their display will be weak and affected by the intensive moonlight.

However, the Russian meteor scientist Mikhail Maslov has discovered an old trail from the Tempel-Tuttle comet dating from the year 1167. The Leonid meteors are generally caused by the debris following in the wake of the comet, but this particular alternative trail could produce an encounter on November 21, that is next Monday. Perhaps it will be more spectacular than the moonlit regulars?

Comments

No comments yet.

Post a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Featured stories

The streets of Paris

The streets of Paris

"One of the advantages of repeated visits to a place is the leisure pace of awe and discovery while drifting slowly down the worn streets of the French capital."
Roaming in Valletta

Roaming in Valletta

"I passed the statue of Jean de Valette, the 49th Grand Master who laid the foundation stone to Valletta in 1566, to gaze at the golden interior of St. John’s Co-Cathedral, where he is buried in the crypt."
Visions of Singapore

Visions of Singapore

"By extensive use of landfill with sand bought from Indonesia and Cambodia, the bay area has expanded greatly in the last few years and tall buildings pop up everywhere."
Eating my way through Basque country

Eating my way through Basque country

"Not too bad to wash it all down with a local Txakoli, the young white wine typical of the Basque country."
The sound of Salzburg

The sound of Salzburg

"It is based on the true story of Maria von Trapp, even though I suspect she didn’t go singing alone in the mountain ranges."
Roaming the cobblestones of Istanbul

Roaming the cobblestones of Istanbul

"Inside the church there are still traces of rune inscriptions made during the Viking age by Varangians, an elite guard made up of Scandinavian immigrant warriors."

Instagram

Seville
Venice
Fever Ray
Rome
Basel
Kuala Lumpur