(WJZY) – November will bring a bright spot in the sky 2020 – Indeed, we can see as many as 10 to 15 bright spots overnight as of Tuesday as the annual Leonid Meteor shower peaks over the United States.
“Annual Leonids [meteor shower]As the Earth passes through the debris of the comet Temple-Tuttle, peaks arrive in the early hours of tomorrow, ”NASA’s Solar Systems Department tweeted Monday.
The event should be widely visible around midnight in most parts of the United States, with at least a dozen flames sent into the sky each hour.
In 2019, many people block the view of the shower by the moonlight. This year, a thin, crescent-shaped moon will light up only 5%, making meteorites easier to see. Below is a video of the 2019 performance.
The forecast calls for clear skies over most of the United States, with potential locations of rain near the Canadian border.
While 15 visible rains in an hour is very active, this year’s fountain will be nice compared to 2001 and 2002, when thousands of people were visible, Space.com.
The National Weather Service in Miami offers some fees Tips for viewing, Suggesting that observers should give themselves at least an hour to monitor the sky. Your eyes will adjust for the first 20 to 30 minutes. Keeping yourself away from city lights will also create darker skies. The NWS indicates that the most active period will be from 2 to 2 in the morning.
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