Meteor Shower Thursday Night 11/17

The Leonids meteor shower will peak Thursday night and Friday morning.

Is the Sky Falling?

No, the sky isn't falling but the stars may appear to be! We're passing through debris left by a comet and very small pieces burn up in our atmosphere leaving brief, bright streaks, other wise known as a meteor shower.

They'll appear to come from the constellation of Leo just south of the Big Dipper.

And this particular meteor shower will brighten in the few hours after midnight tonight.

Although skies are clearing for tonight, the bright half moon will most likely obstruct the bright falling stars.

And it's probably not the warmest night by far, but that just makes it more the adventure!

Peak rates of 10-20 meteors per hour are expected however.

If you can't make it outside tonight, or you don't want to brave the cold, there will be another meteor shower on December 14th for the Gemenids meteor shower.

 

 

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