2012 Leonid Meteor Shower, November 16-17, 2012

As I always say with all these astral phenomena, unless you've been living on the moon, you know that something is going on in the sky. This weekend, its theLeonid Meteor Shower, which according to all reports, is particularly strong and visible this year - perhaps even more so than its predecessor, the Orionid Meteor Shower.  In any case, the best time to view the shower - wherever you are in North America, will be anytime around 4:30 a.m. EST, November 17, 2012 (Saturday). You can be assured that I'll be out watching, and you should be too - should be a lot of fun. For those of us here on the West Coast, that means the best time to watch should be 1:30 a.m. PST. And, if you're interested in science, help NASA out, and check out this app here. More info: here, here, here, and here.