(WJZY) – November sky will bring brighter space to 2020 – in fact, we can see 10 to 15 bright spots in an hour from Monday to Tuesday night, with the annual Leonid meteor shower over the United States.
“Annual Leonids [meteor shower]The peaks will be before dawn tomorrow, as the Earth passes safely through the debris left by the Temple-Tuttle comet, ”the NASA Solar System account tweeted on Monday.
The event, which starts at midnight in the United States, should be widely seen, sending at least a dozen lights into the sky every hour.
In 2019, the moonlight disrupted the view of the shower for many. This year, the thin, crescent moon is only 5% brighter, making it easier to see meteorites. Below is a video of the 2019 display.
The forecast calls for clear skies in many parts of the United States, where it is likely to rain near the Canadian border.
15 showers per hour is a lot of work, but this year’s shower will be tame more than thousands of people saw in 2001 and 2002. Space.com.
The Miami office of the National Weather Service offers some Tips to see, Observers are advised to give at least an hour to observe the sky. Adjust your eyes for the first 20 to 30 minutes. Keeping yourself away from city lights can lead to dark skies. The NWS recommends that the most active period is from 2 a.m. to noon.
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