A Leonid meteor storm lights up the sky over the Azrak desert, east of Amman, Jordan, on November 18, 1999. (Photo credit: Jamal Nasrallah / AFP on Getty Images)
A Meteorite Storm Leonid meteorite storm illuminates the sky above the Azrak Desert, east of Amman, Jordan, on November 18, 1999. (Source: Jamal Nasrallah / AFP on Getty Images)  Early in the morning on Monday, the Leonid meteor shower will send falling stars across the sky. Also, look up on Saturdays and Sundays to see bright meteors with trains behind them.
The meteors, however, may be more difficult to detect, as the moon appears in the waning Gibbous phase just after this week's full moon.
The tiny comet Temple-Tuttle will cross Earth's orbit and create a vaporizing debris shower in the atmosphere. The comet needs 33 years to complete an orbit of the sun.
Typically, there are between 10 and 15 meteors per hour. Check online when it will be visible in your part of the world.
A leonid meteor roams the sky. (Source: NASA / New Mexico State University)
The meteor shower takes its name from the constellation Leo, the lion, as the meteors come from the stars that make up the lion's mane. However, you do not have to look in the direction of the constellation because the meteors appear everywhere in the sky.
The bright meteors can also be colorful and move fast at a speed of 44 miles per second, the fastest meteors. Fireballs and Erdgrazer meteors are also a hallmark of the Leonid showers. Fireballs are lighter and larger and last longer than the average meteor, while craters appear near the horizon with long, colorful tails.
Unfortunately, this year's showers will not trigger a meteor storm, if you can see upwards of 1,000 meteors per hour. Although such an event was associated with Leonid's meteor shower, the last storm occurred in 2001.
The best time to see the meteor showers is in the morning hours between midnight and dawn, wherever you go the world. If you live in an urban area, you may want to drive to a location without city lights to obscure the view.
Find an open area with a wide view of the sky, and do not forget to bundle it up. If you want to photograph the Leonid Meteor Shower, NASA recommends using a camera with manual focus on a tripod with a trigger cable or built-in timer equipped with a wide-angle lens.