Leonid Meteor Shower will fill the sky with 15 falling stars per hour this weekend – but a bright moon could block the view for stargazers around the world.
- A meteor shower occurs when the earth wanders through the tail of a comet
- The mother comet of the Leonid showers is the 3.5 km long stretch via Temple-Tuttle.
- If the sky is clear you should be able to see about 15 meteors per hour.
- NASA says the best view of the showers is just after midnight local time
Take to the skies this weekend to spot a shooting star as the Leonid meteor Shower comes to the climax of its annual show.
The Leonids are known for their brightness and color and have some of the fastest moving stones of all showers moving at a speed of 71 km / s.
Due to the natural light, there are fewer meteors in the sky than in previous showers Pollution from the diminishing Gibbus – or nearly full moon
Stargazers should still see about 14 or 15 meteors per hour when the sky is clear.
Ads are better when the Temple Tuttle Comet, the It takes 33 years to get closer to the earth to orbit the sun, an event that is due next in about 15 years. (Photo in stock)
Th The show is best seen after midnight, and when you see it NASA recommends using a wide-angle lens to get as much as possible from the sky.
The Space Agency says the best way to see the show is to find an area far from street lights to dress warmly and lay flat on its feet to the east.
According to the Met Office, most of the UK will be clouded when the Leonids peak on Saturday night through Sunday morning.
Forecastors say the Shetland Islands and are the best places to see the shower in Britain the southeast corner of England, though there is little chance of fogging.
The Leonid Meteor Shower got its name from its ray, the point at which the meteors appear to have emerged from the constellation Leo. [Photo in stock]
The Leonid Meteor Shower is visible all over the world, but best seen in areas of low light pollution such as the Azraq Desert in Jordan, pictured here
AccuWeather forecasts show many people in North America Clear conditions on Saturday night, allowing for uninterrupted observation of the Leonids.
This includes areas from the Gulf Coast across the Ohio Valley to the Atlantic Ocean of Canada, as well as the Southwest and Zwischenberg West.
WHEN ARE THE DIFFERENT MEASURING GAMES?
There are eight regular meteor showers throughout the year.
They vary in size, meteors per hour and visibility.
About 20 falling stars per hour are expected this evening on the Orionids meteor shower, peaking in the UK (Stock Photo)
- January – Quandrantids  April – Lyrids
- May – Eta Aquarids
- July – Delta Aquarids
- August – Perseids
- October – Orionids
- November – Leonids
- December – Geminids
Source: ] NASA
The shooting stars move at a speed of 72 km / s (45 miles per second). About half of them leave visible features that sometimes linger seconds later.
The Leonid shower occurs when meteoroids, small stones, fall to earth after being demolished by the comet Temple-Tuttle.
These burn and evaporate before they hit the Earth's surface. A hot breeze that we see as a shooting star.
Ads are better when the Temple Tuttle Comet, orbiting the Sun in 33 years, is closer to Earth, an event that will occur next in about 15 years & # 39; Time.
Because meteoroids, which produce a meteor shower, all move in a parallel path and at the same speed, they seem to come from a single point in the sky to observers on Earth, known as a radiation source.
The meteor shower of the Leonids owes its name to its rays, the point where the meteors appear to appear in the constellation Leo.
Every 33 years the Leonid Meteor Shower arrives as a meteorite storm with more than 1,000 falling stars per hour.
Researchers predict that in 2034, observers will have a chance to observe 2,000 meteors per hour in a "Leonid storm".
The next big meteor shower in the sky will be the Geminids in mid-December. This is the strongest meteor shower of the year with 120 meteors per second.
WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF RAUMFELSEN?
A Asteroid is a large boulder left by collisions or the early solar system. Most are located between Mars and Jupiter in the main belt.
A comet is a rock covered with ice, methane and other compounds. Their orbits lead them further out of the solar system.
A meteor is what astronomers call a flash of light in the atmosphere when debris burns.  This rubble itself is known as Meteoroid . Most are so small that they are vaporized in the atmosphere.
When one of these meteorites makes it to the Earth, it is referred to as Meteorite
] Meteors, meteorites and meteorites are usually from asteroids and meteorites comets.
For example, when the earth crosses the tail of a comet, much of the debris burns in the atmosphere, creating a meteor shower.