CELESTIAL OBJECTS COME AND GO FROM OUR VIEW IN THE NIGHT SKY, as they fling by or orbit around the Sun. Whether it be the Full Moon, a meteor shower, or just the best night to see Mars, we’re here to direct your eyes skyward and appreciate the wonders of space from Earth.
This week, we’re asking you to marvel at the beauty of the annual Leonid meteor shower, which will peak before dawn on November 17 and send mesmerizing fireballs streaking across the skies.
Gracing the skies every November, the Leonid meteor shower is famous for being bright and colorful. The shower is also known for its speed, with meteors flying across the skies at a speed of 44 miles per second.