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AURORA WATCH and EARLY LEONIDS

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  • Dan K9ZF
    Space Weather News for Nov. 5, 2004 http://spaceweather.com AURORA WATCH: A series of explosions from sunspot 696 on Nov. 3rd through 5th hurled some coronal
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 6 5:12 AM
      Space Weather News for Nov. 5, 2004
      http://spaceweather.com

      AURORA WATCH: A series of explosions from sunspot 696 on Nov. 3rd through
      5th hurled some coronal mass ejections toward Earth, and they're due to
      arrive this weekend. Sky watchers in, e.g., Canada, Alaska, and
      northern-tier US states should be alert for auroras.

      EARLY LEONIDS? The annual Leonid meteor shower normally peaks around the
      19th of November. This year, however, there might be an extra, early peak
      on Nov. 8th when Earth passes close to a 1000-year-old stream of dust from
      Comet Tempel-Tuttle. The precise location of this old stream is uncertain.
      Forecasters estimate, tentatively, a meteor rate of 50 to 100 per
      hour--much less than the great Leonid displays of recent years, but still
      pleasing. Sky watchers in parts of Europe, Africa and Asia are
      best-positioned to see the Nov. 8th display--if it happens!

      Visit http://spaceweather.com for more information and updates.

      FYI
      73
      Dan

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