The Leonid meteor shower reaches its peak this weekend. Here’s how to see it

It’s possible that the most famous annual meteor shower will soon reach its maximum: the Leonids. These ultra-fast meteors are scheduled to reach their peak on Saturday morning (November 18).

The Leonid meteor shower is famous for producing some of the most spectacular meteor displays in the history of astronomy. The most notable are meteor storms, as happened in 1799, 1833, and 1966, when meteor shower rates reaching tens of thousands per hour were observed. More recently, in 1999, 2001 and 2002, smaller numbers of meteors – “only” a few thousand meteors per hour – were observed.

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