Leonid dust trail positions in 2002

The lunar phase (nearly full) will be unfavourable but a meteor storm due to the 1866 trail is extremely likely, visible from the Americas. The secondary storm, when the Earth passes through the 1767 trail, will be visible from western Europe and western Africa. Both are more than a day after the Earth passes through the orbital plane of Comet 55P/Tempel-Tuttle.

A fuller explanation of these trail cross section plots is available.

Go to Armagh Observatory Leonid page.

Last Revised: 2009 November 10th