November skies will carry a brilliant spot to 2020 — really, we could see around 10 to 15 bright spots an hour overnight Monday into Tuesday as the yearly Leonid meteor shower tops over the United States.
“The annual Leonids [meteor shower], caused by Earth passing harmlessly through the debris left by comet Tempel-Tuttle, peaks in the pre-dawn hours tomorrow,” the NASA Solar System account tweeted Monday.
The occasion ought to be generally noticeable across a large part of the United States starting around 12 PM, likely sending at any rate twelve flares of light over the sky every hour.
In 2019, the perspective on the shower was upset for some by the light of the moon. This year, a slender, sickle moon might be 5% enlightened, making it simpler to see the meteors.
The forecast calls for away from across a large part of the United States, with the most probable spots for precipitation close to the Canadian border.
While 15 noticeable showers an hour is a ton of movement, the current year’s shower will be agreeable contrasted with those from 2001 and 2002, when thousands were visible, concurring Space.com.
The National Weather Service’s Miami office offers a few hints on survey, recommending that watchers should give themselves in any event an hour to monitor the skies. Your eyes will change for the initial 20 to 30 minutes. Situating yourself away from city lights will likewise make for more obscure skies. NWS recommends the most active time frame will be 2 a.m. to dawn.