November 13th, 2014
Watch and Listen to the Leonid Meteor Shower Sensation Live on Slooh
On the the evening of November 17th, Slooh will capture the Leonid Meteor Shower with dynamic visuals and engaging audio -- giving viewers another unique way to experience the “shooting stars” by tracking their ionization “sounds.” Slooh provided an ionization track during the 2014 Perseid and Orionid Meteor Showers, and the feature was well received by the viewing public.
Viewers can watch and listen free on Slooh.com using their favorite PC or mobile device. The live image stream will be accompanied by a multitude of video segments on meteors from different personalities, including Slooh Astronomer Bob Berman. The broadcast can also be used as a soothing outdoor companion to any meteor viewing experience. Viewers can ask questions during the show by using hashtag #SloohLeonids.
Coverage will begin on Monday, November 17th starting at 5:00 PM PST / 8:00PM EST / 0100 UTC (11/18) - International Times: goo.gl/Ya45SO- live from Slooh’s flagship observatory at the Institute of Astrophysics, Canary Islands (IAC) and later from Prescott, Arizona at Prescott Observatory. At the Prescott observatory site, Slooh will be using special low light imaging equipment specifically configured to track meteors, and the results are expected to be spectacular.
The Leonids are considered one of the more prolific meteor showers in our night skies every year. They are associated with the comet Tempel-Tuttle, and have been known to produce at meteor storms with rates of nearly 1,000 meteors an hour. In 1966, viewers witnessed a 15 minute period where the Leonids produced an incredible 1,000 meteors per minute.
The meteors will be coming from the direction of the constellation Leo, as is their namesake, but you do not have to just look toward Leo to find meteors. They will be streaking across the whole of the night sky, so find some place far from city lights and keep looking up. The peak time for meteor hunting will be between the hours of midnight and dawn.
Orionid Sensation Broadcast Details:
Start time: November 17th at 5:00 PM PST / 8:00PM EST / 0100 UTC (11/18)
Link - www.slooh.com
Hashtag - #SloohLeonids
Embed - please link back to Slooh.com (both shows will play in player):
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