Astronomers now predict the 2009 Leonids could produce more than 500 shooting stars per hour for skywatchers. "On Nov. 17, 2009, we expect the Leonids to produce upwards of 500 meteors per hour," said Bill Cooke of the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center. "That's a very strong display."
"Best Time" is between 1:30 and sunrise, but it isn't the only time to see something.
~~ Redmink, 11/12/09
I hear there is not only a blue moon in December 2009, but a lunar eclipse as well.
If this is true, from which areas of the country can it be viewed?
December 31: Partial eclipse of the Moon.
This eclipse will be fully observable from northern Alaska. The Moon enters penumbra at 8:15 A.M. AKST and leaves penumbra at 12:30 P.M. AKST. (Note: The Moon sets in Anchorage at 10:38 A.M. AKST.)
The eclipse will be partially visible from eastern and western areas of Canada and northeastern United States.
~~ Old Farmers Almanac