Leonid meteor shower

Monday 18th Nov 2013

The Leonid meteor shower will reach its maximum rate of activity.

Some shooting stars will be visible each night from 15 Nov to 20 Nov, but the best show will be expected on or around 18 November 2013.

The maximum number of meteors expected to be visible from a dark location is around 20 per hour (ZHR). The Moon will be 15 days old at the time of peak activity, and being so close to Full Moon, will severely limit the observations that will be possible.

The radiant of the Leonid meteor shower is at around right ascension 09h48m47s , declination +22°00’00” .