Leonids meteor shower is at its peak tonight, Report

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Leonids meteor shower is at its peak tonight, Report
Leonids meteor shower is at its peak tonight, Report

In the early morning hours on Monday, the Leonid meteor shower will send shooting stars across the sky. Look up on Sunday night as well to spot bright meteors with trains streaming behind them.

People can expect to see approximately 15 meteors hurtling across the heavens every hour at the shower’s peak time.

Most exciting of all, the Leonids will be visible to the naked eye, meaning expensive telescopes are not required.

But those planning to see it should wrap up warm, as tonight is set to be a chilly evening.

Here is everything you stargazers need to know about 2019’s Leonid meteor shower, including what its peak time.

What time will tonight’s Leonid meteor shower peak?

The peak this year is this evening, Sunday, November 17, so look to the skies tonight.

For your best chance of seeing a meteor, gaze at the heavens at around midnight.

Viewers will need to be eagle-eyed though, at Leonids hurtle through the heavens at 158,400mph (254,920kmh) – the fastest-known meteor shower.

The extreme meteor shower is not expected until 2031.

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