This weekend’s Leonid meteor shower will light up the night sky, and the Leonid meteor shower usually occurs in mid-November, foreign media CNET reported. The Leonid meteor shower was caused by particles thrown by a comet called Temple Tuttle (55P/Tempel-Tuttle) that slipped through the atmosphere. This year’s Leo meteor shower will reach a maximum of about 15 per hour this weekend, but may be disturbed by moonlight.
The Leo meteor shower is usually a fast meteor that travels at 44 miles per second (71 km/s). Every 33 years or so, the Leo meteor shower produces a meteor shower, which can number more than 1,000 meteors per hour. While such a large meteor shower is not expected to occur in 2019, Russian astronomer Mikhail Maslov predicts “enhanced activity” on Friday night and Saturday morning.
Maslov calculates that the maximum flow of the Leonid meteor shower could rise to 20 to 27 per hour on the West Coast of the United States between About Friday and midnight.
If you miss it or the weather is bad, there will be another major meteor event next week. Small meteor shower Kirin alpha meteor shower could see ‘explosion’ next Thursday night