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

Mindy Sparks
November 15, 2017

Remember last month and all the fervour of the is it/isn't it meteor that disappointingly turned out to just be space junk?

You should be able to see them throughout the night sky, however.

The annual Leonid meteor shower is a phenomenon that is believed to originate from the Leo constellation.

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.

If you don't mind staying outside in chilly weather this weekend, you're in for quite the celestial spectacle - the Leonid meteor shower.


Hassan Al Hariri, CEO of Dubai Astronomy Group, said "The new moon will appear on November 18 and so will not be overshadowed by lunar light". Many viewers await this prominently visible meteor shower as the flaming fireballs fall at rate as high as 50,000 per hour sometimes.

Another meteor shower, the Taurid meteor, was also visible on the 10 and 11 of this month.

As of Tuesday morning, the National Weather Service in Wilmington, N.C. expects clear skies during Thursday night and partly cloudy skies Friday night in Myrtle Beach.

Public viewing requires registration and the venue for viewing the meteor shower will be disclosed to only the registered viewers.

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