Keep an eye on the sky for the Leonid meteor shower this weekend

The Leonid meteor shower is an annual event that occurs in November. The shower is caused by debris from the comet Tempel-Tuttle, which orbits the sun every 33 years.

The Leonid meteor shower is one of the most popular meteor showers to watch because it can produce a high rate of meteors, up to 150 per hour at its peak. In 2001, observers witnessed an incredible 2,000 meteors per hour during a Leonid meteor storm.

The Leonid meteor shower is active from November 6 to November 30, but it peaks on November 18. The best time to watch the shower is after midnight, when the constellation Leo is highest in the sky.


To watch the Leonid meteor shower, find a dark location away from city lights. Lie down on a blanket or camping chair and look up at the sky.

Give your eyes about 20 minutes to adjust to the darkness, and then start watching for shooting stars.

Here are some tips for watching the Leonid meteor shower:– Find a dark location away from city lights.


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