One of the last meteor showers of the year is happening this Friday. So, if you haven’t caught a meteor shower yet this year, this week is your chance.
Don’t miss out on this year’s Leonid meteor shower, which is expected to have ideal conditions for many parts of the US. Following is a transcript of the video.
The Leonid meteor shower is happening this week. The most meteors will happen on the evening of Nov. 17. Expect to see between 10-20 meteors an hour. Viewing conditions will be excellent this year.
The Moon will be a paper-thin crescent. So, the night sky will be especially dark to enjoy the show.
But watch out for the weather. Cloudy skies will cover some parts of the US. Here are the best and worst places to watch on Nov. 17.
Some of the first records of the Leonids date back to the 10th century. They’re famous for some of the most spectacular meteor showers.
In the past, the Leonids have produced 50,000 meteors per hour. For the best show, find a safe, dark place away from city lights.
Many meteors will appear to come from the constellation Leo. But experts advise looking away from Leo.
That way, you’ll spot the meteors with the longest tails. Happy meteor hunting!
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