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Light Show Ahead: There's a Meteor Shower This Week

Take note of the best time to watch.
by Clara Rosales
Nov 16, 2020
Photo/s: NASA

Those stuck at home during the eighth month of quarantine have something to look forward to as the Leonids meteor shower will illuminate the sky on Tuesday night until Wednesday early morning, the state weather bureau said.

The Leonids meteor shower, or Leonids, is one of the most prolific meteor showers. According to PAGASA, about 15 meteors may zoom through the sky in the late hours of Nov. 17 until dawn of the following day.

The best time to watch the meteor show is at 2 a.m. on Nov. 18, a diagram on PAGASA's website shows. Those who plan to watch should look to the Eastern section of the sky for the best view.

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The Leonids Meteor Shower derives its name from the constellation Leo and is created by bits of debris left behind by the repeat passages through the inner solar system of comet 55P/Tempel-Tuttle.

Main image from NASA.

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