Leonid Meteor Shower 2020: Best times to see shooting stars

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The Leonid meteor shower will shoot fireballs across the sky this week

Experts note that the Leonids can be seen with the naked eye - binoculars or telescopes are not needed.

The annual Orionid meteor shower is already heating up.

Find the open area with a wide view of the sky and don't forget to compile. if you like Photo Leonid meteor shower, NASA advises to use manual focus camera on tripod with shutter output cable or built-in timer, fitted with wide angle lens. In 2020, these showers are active from November 6th to November 30th.

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The US space agency NASA said: "As comets orbit the sun, the dust they emit gradually spreads in a dusty orbit around their orbits". This year, the Leonids do offer the opportunity to see around 15 meteors per hour at peak on Monday, Nov. 16 and Tuesday, Nov. 17, when the tiny sliver of a moon won't produce much interference.

These showers also include fireballs and "earthgazers". Fireballs are bright and spacious and can last longer than seven meters, while grath grazers with long, colorful tails appear close at a distance.

Many might not know that meteor showers are named after the constellation they appear to be coming from. Thus, the Leonids have been named after Leo the Lion constellation, which consists of stars forming the mane of a lion.

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Meteors, meteors and meteors usually originate from asteroids and comets.

Every 33 years, the Leonid meteor shower arrives as a storm of meteors, with more than 1,000 shooting stars an hour.

Earlier "FACTS" wrote that last summer, many earthlings could watch the celestial extravaganza that was formed by the Perseid meteor shower.

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The next big meteor shower in the sky will be Geminids in mid-December. You can typically see them anytime after dark, but after midnight is your best bet, and very early mornings are prime time to see these. Moreover, the farther away the gazer is from the citylights, the better are the chances of catching the phenomenon. This week, the moon will be less than five per cent full, offering conducive conditions for cloudless nights.

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