The yearly occurrence of the Leonid meteor shower will once again grace the North Wales sky, with up to 15 meteors an hour expected.
Jane Houston Jones, from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, said “The shower’s radiant lies within the sickle of Leo and meteors could be spotted from the 15th to the 20th of the month.”
“The Leonids enter the atmosphere at around 71 km/sec and this makes them somewhat challenging to photograph, but it’s worth trying as one might just capture a bright fireball.”
The Leonid meteor shower is set to peak on Friday night, (November 17th), although meteors could be visible from Wednesday to Monday.
As always with meteor showers of this kind, if you are wanting a good view, search for a place with very low light pollution.
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