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Can Leonids be seen in United States?


Washington, District of Columbia, capital of United States.

We recommend you read the introduction to meteor showers.

Leonids(LEO) meteor shower will be active from Thursday, January 1 1970 until Thursday, January 1 1970. Its peak day is Friday, November 17 2017, according to information published by the International Meteor Organization. For more information, check out the meteor shower calendar 2017.

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Position of Leonids

Leonids's radiant during its peak day will be at alpha=152°, delta=+22°. The zenithal hourly rate is: 15 meteors per hour.

The visibility of a meteor shower depends on several factors: geographic coordinates of observer and elevation, time of the day, city lights pollution, the weather and the terrain. For reference, we have calculated the position (elevation / azimuth) of Leonids's radiant in the sky during its peak day, Friday, November 17 2017, for the following cities in United States.

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CityTime
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Alt.Az.Alt.Az.Alt.Az.Alt.Az.Alt.Az.Alt.Az.Alt.Az.Alt.Az.Alt.Az.Alt.Az.Alt.Az.Alt.Az.
Washington, District of Columbia68°31°85°54°107°72°157°64°235°42°265°19°283°----------
Seattle, Washington11°69°31°90°50°117°64°164°59°223°41°257°21°280°301°--------
Birmingham, Alabama10°70°34°85°59°104°78°169°63°252°38°273°14°288°----------
Anchorage, Alaska10°62°24°88°38°116°48°152°50°195°42°234°28°264°14°290°315°------
Phoenix, Arizona65°26°80°51°96°74°133°71°237°47°267°22°283°----------
Little Rock, Arkansas--18°75°42°91°66°117°76°208°55°259°30°277°292°--------
Los Angeles, California69°33°84°58°103°77°163°64°249°39°272°15°287°----------
Denver, Colorado10°70°32°87°55°110°72°164°62°237°41°266°18°284°----------
Bridgeport, Connecticut11°71°34°89°56°114°70°170°61°237°39°266°17°285°----------
Dover, Delaware69°32°86°55°109°72°161°63°237°41°266°18°284°----------
Jacksonville, Florida65°26°78°51°92°76°125°72°246°46°271°21°284°----------
Atlanta, Georgia64°24°79°49°95°72°128°72°232°49°265°24°281°297°--------
Honolulu, Hawaii--23°74°50°81°78°85°74°275°47°280°19°287°----------
Boise, Idaho63°24°82°46°104°64°142°66°211°48°253°27°276°295°--------
Chicago, Illinois12°71°34°90°56°115°70°171°60°237°39°266°17°285°----------
Indianapolis, Indiana63°24°80°47°100°67°137°69°216°49°257°26°278°295°--------
Des Moines, Iowa67°30°86°52°109°69°156°64°228°43°261°21°281°----------
Wichita, Kansas65°26°82°50°101°71°141°68°228°47°263°23°281°298°--------
Louisville, Kentucky63°24°80°47°99°69°135°70°220°49°259°26°279°296°--------
New Orleans, Louisiana68°31°81°57°96°80°148°66°256°41°274°15°287°----------
Augusta, Maine15°74°36°94°56°122°68°179°57°237°36°266°15°286°----------
Baltimore, Maryland68°31°86°54°108°72°159°64°235°42°265°19°283°----------
Boston, Massachusetts13°72°35°91°57°118°70°176°59°238°38°266°16°286°----------
Detroit, Michigan65°26°84°48°105°67°147°65°219°46°257°24°278°297°--------
Minneapolis, Minnesota68°30°88°51°113°66°160°61°224°42°259°21°280°300°--------
Jackson, Mississippi68°31°82°57°99°78°153°66°250°41°272°16°286°----------
Kansas City, Missouri67°29°84°52°105°71°151°66°231°44°263°21°282°----------
Billings, Montana68°30°88°50°114°65°160°61°223°42°258°21°280°300°--------
Omaha, Nebraska66°28°84°50°106°68°150°65°225°45°260°23°280°299°--------
Las Vegas, Nevada12°72°36°88°60°110°76°177°61°249°37°272°13°288°----------
Manchester, New Hampshire13°72°35°92°56°118°69°175°59°237°38°266°16°285°----------
Newark, New Jersey11°70°33°88°55°112°71°167°62°236°40°265°17°284°----------
Albuquerque, New Mexico68°31°83°55°102°75°153°66°243°42°269°18°285°----------
New York, New York11°70°33°88°55°112°71°167°61°237°40°266°17°284°----------
Charlotte, North Carolina66°27°81°52°99°73°140°69°236°46°266°21°282°----------
Fargo, North Dakota66°28°87°48°111°63°154°61°216°44°254°24°277°298°--------
Columbus, Ohio65°26°82°49°103°69°144°67°223°47°260°24°279°297°--------
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma65°26°81°50°98°72°137°70°232°47°265°23°282°----------
Portland, Oregon10°69°30°89°51°114°65°162°60°225°42°259°21°281°301°--------
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania10°69°32°87°55°110°71°163°63°236°41°265°18°284°----------
Providence, Rhode Island13°72°35°91°57°117°70°175°59°239°38°267°16°286°----------
Columbia, South Carolina65°27°81°52°97°74°137°70°238°46°267°21°283°----------
Sioux Falls, South Dakota66°27°85°49°108°66°151°64°220°45°257°23°279°298°--------
Memphis, Tennessee--20°77°44°93°68°121°74°215°53°260°29°278°293°--------
Houston, Texas66°27°79°52°92°77°126°71°250°45°272°20°285°----------
Salt Lake City, Utah65°27°83°50°105°68°147°66°224°46°260°23°280°298°--------
Montpelier, Vermont13°72°34°92°55°118°68°172°59°234°38°264°17°284°----------
Virginia Beach, Virginia68°31°85°55°105°74°157°65°240°42°268°18°284°----------
Charleston, West Virginia65°27°82°50°102°71°144°68°228°46°262°22°281°298°--------
Milwaukee, Wisconsin12°71°34°91°55°116°69°171°59°235°39°264°17°284°----------
Cheyenne, Wyoming10°70°32°88°55°112°70°165°62°235°40°265°18°284°----------

The Sky and Stars in United States

The following is a simulation of the sky and stars as seen from Washington, District of Columbia, United States during its peak day starting at 00:00.

You may adjust the speed of the simulator backward or forward to see the movement of the radiant over the horizon.

Washington, District of ColumbiaSeattle, WashingtonBirmingham, AlabamaAnchorage, AlaskaPhoenix, ArizonaLittle Rock, ArkansasLos Angeles, CaliforniaDenver, ColoradoBridgeport, ConnecticutDover, DelawareJacksonville, FloridaAtlanta, GeorgiaHonolulu, HawaiiBoise, IdahoChicago, IllinoisIndianapolis, IndianaDes Moines, IowaWichita, KansasLouisville, KentuckyNew Orleans, LouisianaAugusta, MaineBaltimore, MarylandBoston, MassachusettsDetroit, MichiganMinneapolis, MinnesotaJackson, MississippiKansas City, MissouriBillings, MontanaOmaha, NebraskaLas Vegas, NevadaManchester, New HampshireNewark, New JerseyAlbuquerque, New MexicoNew York, New YorkCharlotte, North CarolinaFargo, North DakotaColumbus, OhioOklahoma City, OklahomaPortland, OregonPhiladelphia, PennsylvaniaProvidence, Rhode IslandColumbia, South CarolinaSioux Falls, South DakotaMemphis, TennesseeHouston, TexasSalt Lake City, UtahMontpelier, VermontVirginia Beach, VirginiaCharleston, West VirginiaMilwaukee, WisconsinCheyenne, Wyoming
Content last updated on 2016-01-06