The yearly Leonids Meteor Shower coming in 2021 on 6th November 2021, and it will continue till 30th November 2021. Leonids Meteor Shower is expect that the peak activity during the shower would be on 17th November 2021, when our planet will pass through the densest part of the debris.
It means that on 17th November 2021, you would be able to see parts of this cosmic debris whiz past the Earth in what would seem like fireworks in the sky.
The Leonids Meteor Shower shower is cause by the debris of a small comet known as the 55P/Tempel-Tuttle, which is located in the Leo constellation.
This comet takes 33 years to orbit around the Sun, as per a report in IE.
NASA as saying that although the rates of this shower can be as low as 15 meteors per hour, it features the fastest meteors which can typically travel at speeds as high as 71 km per second.
These meteors are bright in colour, which has led to them also being calls fireballs, and they streak close to the horizon, which is why they are often dubbe as earthgazer meteors.
The light that leads to meteors being calls shooting stars by many is due to the friction that is present between meteorite and the molecules present in the atmosphere of the Earth.
Another interesting aspect about Leonids Meteor Shower is that about every 33 year, this annual meteor shower turns into a meteor storm, to be turn as which, there should be at 1,000 meteors per hour.
The Leonid Meteor Storm of 1966 is unique and is remember by many space enthusiasts and scientists.
NASA Said :
The last time the people of the Earth witness a Leonid Meteor Storm was in 2002.
These showers can be seen any night during this period, given that the night is cloudless and the Moon is not very bright, and of course, there is not a lot of pollution in the air, which means either state, city and national parks or places further away from the city are better places for viewing.
The shower can be best view at around midnight.
You must remember that they should only look at Leo, the constellation, to catch the meteor shower and that eyes can take about 30 minutes to adapt to the darkness, after which the meteors can be seen till daybreak.
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