Look up! Meteor shower viewing peaks next week, experts say

James Marshall
November 16, 2020

According to astronomers, in order to see the starfall, you need to find the constellation Leo in the night sky.

Bright meteors can also be colorful, and they are fast, moving at speeds of up to 44 miles per second - in fast meteors.

The annual Leonid meteor shower is active almost the entire month of November, although the peak is expected tonight into early Tuesday morning. This year, the Leonids do offer the opportunity to see around 15 meteors per hour at peak on Monday, Nov. 16 and Tuesday, Nov. 17, when the tiny sliver of a moon won't produce much interference.

The 2020 Perseid meteor shower peaked the evening of Aug. 11 into the morning of Aug. 12, but it will be active until Aug. 24 and continues to send astrophotographers out into the night to see what they can capture, often with remarkable results. You simply have to move to a point where there are no obstacles on the horizon and there is as little light pollution as possible.

Meanwhile, Metro Manila and the rest of the country will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms mostly over the eastern section due to the easterlies, or warm and humid winds coming from the Pacific.

The next big meteor shower in the sky will be Geminids in mid-December.

For the uninformed, the Leonids emerge from the comet Tempel-Tuttle, which requires 33 years to revolve once around the Sun.

Every 33 years, the Leonid meteor shower arrives as a storm of meteors, with more than 1,000 shooting stars an hour.

A Asteroids A huge part of the protection from the solar system at the beginning of the collision or. Most are located between Mars and Jupiter in the Main Belt. Most are so small they are vapourised in the atmosphere.

If any of this meteoroid makes it to Earth, it is called a meteorite.

Meteors, meteors and meteors usually originate from asteroids and comets. While orbiting, the Earth travels through this debris of rocks and ice that are left behind in the wake of a comet, and when the planet crosses them, this debris looks like a display of fireworks in the sky, which has been termed as a meteor shower.

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