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Hundreds watch Leonid meteor shower blaze across sky at Prachinburi observatory

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Hundreds watch Leonid meteor shower blaze across sky at Prachinburi observatory

By The Nation

 

More than 500 stargazers, many from Bangkok, camped out at the Prachinburi Observatory on Friday night to enjoy the Leonid meteor shower in the early hours of Saturday.

 

The observatory set up 12 large telescopes for the stargazers to enjoy the meteor shower.

 

By 5am, over 500 people were still awake to observe the celestial phenomenon.

 

The meteor shower was clearly visible after the moon set at about 2am and its bright light did not obstruct the view of the meteor shower.

 

Worawit Tanwutthibanthit, an advisor at the observatory, said people were treated to the spectacular view of some 120 meteors per hour and, at some moments, about three to four meteors per minute.

 

He said the meteor showers displayed in yellow, white, green, blue and red colours.

 

He said many of the observers drove from Bangkok.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/breakingnews/30360458

 

 
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Telescopes are not used to watch meteors, they are great to see stars, nebula, galaxies,

and moon craters etc. Just saying!

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