Leonid Meteor Shower Nov 2020: All you need to know

Leonid Meteor Shower Nov 2020: The year 2020 is approaching its end but skygazers will enjoy plenty of meteorological events during the month of November and December.

The Leonid meteor shower began becoming visible on November 6 and it will continue through November 30, 2020. The Leonid Meteor Shower will peak during the overnight hours of November 16 and November 17, while the moon will be only 5 per cent full. Usually about 15 to 20 meteors per hour are generated by this meteor shower. People across the Americas, Australia and most of Asia will get a chance to watch this event.

What is the Leonid Meteor Shower?

The Leonid Meteor Shower got its name from Leo, the constellation, from where the meteors appear to radiate. The Leonids are associated with the comet Tempel–Tuttle, which are known for their spectacular meteor storms occurring about every 33 years. Leonids peak in the month of November.

How to watch the Leonid Meteor Shower?

The Leonid Meteor Shower cab be witnessed against the dark night sky. You can expect to see up to 15 meteors per hour if the sky is clear on the night of November 16, till the morning of November 17.

While you look up at the sky to have a glimpse of the shooting stars, wait for them to originate from the Leo constellation. They will be easily spotted, if your area is dark enough.

Happy stargazing!