I read this from AstroAlert: "Some of you may be up now looking for Leonid meteors. I haven't seen much activity here in Greenbelt, MD. But this evening, the waxing crescent Moon will present much of its dark side to the Leonid radiant, so it offers a good opportunity to video record lunar Leonid impact flashes, as Brian Cudnik pointed out in an earlier message. I was going to try to record the dark side of the Moon while it was up several hours ago, but just as I was getting prepared for the observation, a large mass of thick cirrus moved in. Hope conditions are better in the Mid-Atlantic States, and in your area, tomorrow evening, when we might get some multiple confirmations of impact flashes." It appears the dark side of the moon will be facing in the right direction as the Earth moves through the comet trail, although it will be well before the radiant rises, and so Leonids traveling in a direction opposite to the radiant will not be necessary for a Lunar impact. In past Leonid showers I have seen trails opposite, or near opposite, in direction to the main shower. What are these? Are they aberrant Leonids, or are these non-Leonid meteors that superimpose on the Leonid shower? Stan -- See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please send personal replies to the author, not the list.