Leonid Meteor Shower Peaks This Weekend

November 15, 2019

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The Leonid Meteor Shower will peak overnight November 16th -17th.  This annual shower is responsible for some of the most intense meteor storms in history - sometimes falling at rates as high as 50,000 per hour. These types of storms are very rare.  Stargazers this year will see fewer meteors due to the bright moon. The Leonids are worth checking out, though.  The best time to look is before dawn – around 3am on the peak night of Sunday November 17th and early the following morning.  Stargazers may also see some meteors on days just before and after the peak, although the moon will continue to make viewing more difficult. (weather permitting)   Check out this website for more information…

https://www.space.com/34500-leonid-meteor-shower-guide.html