Many people claim that they have seen meteor shower, so did I. But after my senior sent a youtube video to me and said he had witness this explosion and counted almost 10,000 meteors at that night at Maobitou parking lot. After I opened this video, I was completely astonished and touched by it. That is: “2001 Leonids Meteor Shower”! Enjoy it!
News of Leonids from Japan
Have you ever seen that before with your own eyes? Can you believe that DID REALLY HAPPEN? Wasn't it a magnificent, fascinating and lovely astronomical phenomenon? I have been to Chung-liao tea garden and waiting for the meteor shower for whole night in 1998. Unfortunately, it really disappointing me because I only saw few bolides fell down from the sky and except that was nothing but people’s flashlights and voices.
Few months ago, when I was chatting with my senior, he told me that he have witness the REAL explosion Leonids in 2001 and 1998 was a wrong forecast(it was earlier about 24 hours ). I sank into a deeply melancholy immediately like I missed my most favorite thing. You may think that this is kind of ridiculous but I was really depressed at that time.
But there still a good news. This meteor shower’s explosion cycle is about 33 years and the latest explosion was 1998~2002. That means, we also have chance to see the Leonids Meteor Shower like the video above with our eyes in the lifetime!! Isn’t that interesting and worth expecting? =D
Brief Introduction of Leonids:
The Leonids are a meteor shower associated with the comet Tempel-Tuttle. The Leonids get their name from the location of their radiant in the constellation Leo: the meteors appear to stream from that point in the sky. The meteor shower is visible every year around November 17, plus or minus a week, when the Earth moves through the meteoroid stream of particles left from the passages of the comet.
Introduction source and if you want more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonids
Have you ever witness any meteor shower? Share with me please!:))))))