Meteor lovers, your annual mid-November treat is on the way. The peak of the Leonid meteor shower will shoot across the sky on the night of Nov. 17-18.
This year, under a dark sky after the moon has set, you might see 10 to 15 meteors per hour
The Leonids appear to be coming from the constellation Leo the Lion (hence their name) in the east, but they should be visible all the way across the sky.
This year, the Leonids have been active since Nov. 3 and will stay active through Dec. 2. But to view the peak of the shower, "watch late on the night of November 17 until dawn on November 18
The meteors are actually tiny pea- and sand-size bits of dust and debris crumbling off the Tempel-Tuttle comet as it swings by the Earth.
There will be two more meteor showers in 2023: – Geminids: Nov. 19-Dec. 24, peaking Dec. 13-14. – Ursids: Dec. 13-24, peaking Dec. 21-22.