WSIL – The Leonid Meteor Shower is one of the most well-known meteor showers of the year, reaches its peak over the next two nights.
Although the Leonids are reaching their peak, the shower is active and visible all month.
The Leonids are known for producing some of the most amazing displays. Most notable were in 1799, 1833 and 1966, when meteor rates of per hour numbered in the thousands.
Although, 2020 is not anticpated to be a banner year for the meteor shower, it expected to still produce 10 to 15 shooting stars per hour.
For the best chance of catching a glimpse of the Leonids, head to an area away from the city lights with no light pollution. Also, lay down to where you have a wide-open view of the entire sky.
Forecast for viewing Tuesday night is perfect! Just be sure to bundle up as temperatures drop quickly into the 30s after sunset!
Another meteor shower is coming our way in less than a month: the December Geminids. The Geminids are considered to be the best meteor shower of the year, producing over 100 per hour. Peak is on the night of Dec 13.