Leonids Meteor Shower peaks this weekend
If you want to brave the cold, both mornings on Saturday and Sunday bring prime time to see the Leonids Meteor Shower.
There will be a waxing gibbous on both nights, but the luminous moon will set around 3:00 am on Saturday and Sunday, creating a dark sky and a good time to view.
Temperatures Saturday morning between 3:00 am-6:00 am will range from 36-32 degrees. If you find yourself up early, bundle up and look up! You'll be able to see up to 15 meteors per hour.
On Sunday morning, temperatures will be slightly better. From 3:00 am-6:00 am, temperatures will range from 37-42 degrees in the morning. Both mornings will bring clear skies, making this weekend optimal!
The Leonids is an annual meteor shower. It's name comes from the constellation, Leo the Lion. The Leonids also appears in all parts of the night sky. Meteors usually do not become visible until they are 30 degrees from their radiant point, in result, the meteors streak from all directions.
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