How to watch the Leonid meteor shower at its peak this weekend


Leonid meteor shower 2017

With winter fast approaching, there aren’t many weekends left to enjoy the outdoors without a heavy coat and a warm cup of coffee, which is why you should start making plans right now to see the Leonid meteor shower this weekend. In past years, the annual meteor shower has provided some of the most stunning celestial views in history, and although this year’s isn’t expected to be quite as magical, the conditions are perfect for a great view of the event.

As NASA explained earlier this month, the Leonids are expected to peak on the night of Friday, November 17th, with the height of the shower expected at around 3:00 AM the following morning. With a new moon in the sky, watchers should have a clear view as up to 10 meteors are expected to shoot across the sky per hour.

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HOW TO WATCH THE LEONID METEOR SHOWER AT ITS PEAK THIS WEEKEND originally appeared on BGR.com on Tue, 14 Nov 2017 at 21:01:49 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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