Leonid meteor shower tonight


This video says about itself:

Top Night Sky Events November 2015 – Eyes on the Skies

15 November 2015

November is the month of the Pleiades star cluster. On these November nights, the Pleiades cluster shines from nightfall until dawn. It’s low in the east at nightfall, high overhead around midnight and low in the west before dawn.

The 2015 Leonid meteor shower is expected to be at its best on the night of November 17-18. The predawn hours on November 18 are the optimum time, no matter where you live on the globe. Usually the most meteors fall in the dark hours before dawn.

Moon near Neptune on November 19: here.

ORION

Orion the Mighty Hunter – perhaps the easiest-to-identify of all constellations – rises at mid-evening in late November and early December. Orion will climb over your eastern horizon by around 9 p.m. tonight. You can find this constellation easily!

Full moon on November 25

Full moon is November 25, 2015. Although moon can be seen from anywhere worldwide on this night – except southern Antarctica – its path in the sky varies, depending on where you live. Enjoy the all-night appearance of the full moon tonight, as it mimics the path of the May sun across your sky!

Clips credit: ESA/NASA and ESO

From USA Today:

Sky spectacle: The Leonid meteor shower is coming

Doyle Rice and Elizabeth Weise

11:53 p.m. EST November 16, 2015

Be sure to keep an eye to the sky this week: The Leonid meteor shower, an annual mid-November treat, will soar across the night sky Tuesday and Wednesday.

The Leonids appear to be coming from the constellation Leo the Lion (hence their name) in the east, but they should be visible all the way across the sky.

Estimates range from seeing a few meteors up to dozens per hour at the peak, Astronomy magazine reports. Leonids are rather speedy, striking Earth’s atmosphere at a whopping 158,000 mph, the fastest of any meteor shower.

As with most meteor showers, the best time to watch the Leonids is usually between the hours of midnight and dawn, according to earthsky.org. Some good news from NASA: The waning crescent moon should leave skies dark enough for a decent show.

The expected peak mornings are Nov. 17 and 18. (That’s the mornings — not the evenings — of the 17th and 18th.)

Take a peek at the most distant object in our solar system.

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