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The Leonid Meteor Shower: A Colorful Show to Peak This Week

16 Nov 2015, 1:56 pm

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The annual Leonid meteor shower peaks around midnight November 17-18. The Leonids are considered a major shower despite producing a low rate of 15 meteors per hour. The meteors are bright and can also be colorful, making for a beautiful spectacle. But keep a close eye, Leonids are considered to be some of the fastest meteors, traveling at speeds of 44 miles per second.

leonid meteor shower

Stormy weather will make viewing tough for the Southeast, Great Lakes, and Pacific Northwest. If weather conditions cooperate, orient yourself with your feet towards the east, lie flat on your back, and and look up. The show will last until dawn, giving you plenty of time, but prepare for winter temperatures.

For WeatherNation: Meteorologist, Monica Cryan

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