The Leonid Shower 2008
- Active November 15 to 20
- Maximum November 18
- Maximum ZHR about 20
Arrow and dot show extreme positions of radiant (beginning and end of shower period) and also the position of the radiant at the time of maximum.
Characteristics of the showerThis shower underwent enhanced activity in recent years but is expected to return to more normal rates for the years to come. However, observations are still extremely important. It should be noted that the radiant does not gain respectable altitude until the morning hours.
Circumstances for 2008The Moon is Full on November 13th and the shower is unfavourable.
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