The Leonid meteor shower peaks tonight (Nov. 17)

On the evening of Thursday, Nov. 17, leading to the morning of Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, the Leonid meteor shower will peak offering skywatchers willing to brave the biting cold an increased opportunity to spot streaks of light or the odd fireball over Earth.

Lasting from Nov. 6 to Nov. 30 this year the Leonids are recognized as one of the most prolific meteor showers experienced by Earth. Through the Leonids peak meteor-production rate period on Friday, the best way to see the Leonids is to look for the shower’s radiant point located in the constellation of Leo. Be sure to move your gaze nearby constellations as meteors further from the radiant tend to have longer trains (glowing trails of debris) and are easier to spot.

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