The Leonid meteor shower peaks this weekend.  Here’s how to watch it

The most famous of the annual meteor showers will soon reach its peak: the Leonids. These fast-moving meteors are set to peak on Saturday (Nov. 18) morning.

The Leonid meteor shower is known for producing some of the most spectacular meteor displays in the history of astronomy. The most notable were meteor storms in 1799, 1833, and 1966, when tens of thousands of meteors per hour were observed. More recently, in 1999, 2001 and 2002, there were “only” low Leonid sightings of up to a few thousand meteors per hour.

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