How To See The 2014 Leonid Meteor Shower

How To See 'Shooting Stars' Monday Night

Here's another chance to wish upon a shooting star: the 2014 Leonid Meteor Shower will peak overnight between Nov. 17 and 18, filling the sky with at least a sprinkling of meteors. And since the moon will be a waning crescent, the sky should be dark enough for a decent viewing.

(Story continues below image.)
leonid meteor shower 2014
A bright Leonid fireball during the storm of 1966 in the sky above Wrightwood, Calif.

“We’re predicting 10 to 15 meteors per hour,” Dr. Bill Cooke of the Meteoroid Environment Office at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, said in a written statement. “For best viewing, wait until after midnight on Nov. 18, with the peak of the shower occurring just before sunrise.”

For skywatchers who will be unable to watch the show in person, Slooh Space Camera will live-stream the shower starting at 8 p.m. EST -- check it out above.

Before You Go

Meteor Showers

Popular in the Community