The Leonid meteor shower so name for the star Leo is the brilliance natural wonder happening in November. Specifically, the and you all Leonidas meteor shower will be taking place between November 6 to the 30th. this meteor shower is one of the most well-known in the world. Though to be fair, it’s a spectacular show only occurs once every 33 years. That being said this year’s show should be fairly decent. of course, as with any need your shower the best way to see it is out of the country. Away from any source of light the night sky.
Despite the long period of time the shower will be visible there is an ideal point to watch the show. As with all meteor showers there is a point where the meteors will peak. For the Leonids this year that point is 9 November 16 and 17. Fortunately, this also corresponds to win the moon is waning. In fact, at that point the moon will almost be gone in the new moon. Of course, to maximize your chances of seeing the meteor shower you need to get away the city. Also, you need to be far away from any source artificial light.
Once you reach your chosen observing point you need to wait about 20 minutes for your eyes only adjust to the dark. Then you should be able to watch and observe meteors turning to shooting stars. Of course, since this is an average year that means just about 25 to 30 every hour. While a fairly respectable number this is not what the Leonids meteor showers is known for.
The Leonid meteor shower is most known for its once every 33-year storm. This is an event that occurs during the shower where meteors fall so rapid it appears to be a rainstorm. Unfortunately, this event is not scheduled to occur in 2020. Since it last occurred in 2002 the next storm will not occur until 2035. Still, the yearly event of the Leonid meteor shower is a spectacle any stargazer joints.