The Leonids meteor shower will be the night of November 17/18, especially visible during the morning.
North American observers should especially try to view the morning of Tuesday, November 17 in case of unusual activity leading up to this peak. The moon will be completely out of the picture and will not cause any problems. Just keep radiant elevation in mind wherever you’re observing from. The radiant rises between 10pm and midnight for the bulk of the Northern Hemisphere. Leonid activity will be nonexistent before this time, and relatively very low for a couple of hours thereafter. Morning hours tend to produce the best rates, although the few earth grazing Leonids seen around radiant-rise can be very impressive.SHARE