Leonid Meteor shower Saturday night

Leonid Meteor shower Saturday night

Dr John Mason, from the British Astronomical Association, said: "If you are in the countryside you may see a few meteors, if it is the town or city, you may not see any at all".

Late Saturday into early Sunday will be the best time frame to view the 2018 Leonid meteor shower, according to Kenneth Brandt, the director of the Robeson Planetarium.

At 5 p.m. MT on Saturday, the Earth will pass through the thickest part of the Leonid meteors.

A large green-and-yellow-glowing celestial object, which was caught on several cameras darting across the night sky in central Texas, has reportedly produced a boom powerful enough to make some walls shake.

Fox News reported that the Leonid meteor shower will peak around 1 a.m. MT on Sunday.

Typically, there are between 10 and 15 meteors per hour.

A meteor shower weekend is coming up and with high pressure nearby there will be a lot of fine, dry and calm weather about.

A meteor streaks across the night sky over Rio de Janeiro early

While some wondered if they'd witnessed an alien invasion, NASA was quick to confirm that the fireball was a meteor that most likely came from the North Taurid meteor shower.

The Leonid meteor shower occurs every year around this time.

The Leonid shower should be visible in some parts of the United Kingdom tonight. Find the constellation Leo in the eastern sky.

About 20 meteors are expected to appear per hour. Although such an event has been associated with the Leonid meteor shower before, the last storm event happened in 2001. The best viewing times are after moonset (in the early morning when the moon sets into the Earth's horizon) and right before dawn.

But on Sunday the skies should generally be clear in the early hours. If estimates hold, people in rural areas with little light pollution should be able to see about 15 meteors per hour under good weather conditions.

At this time of year, the Leonids are visible in the eastern sky.

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