🌟 The Leonid Meteor Shower Is Coming This Weekend

From the article:
“You’ll want to wait for the moon to set,” King said. “Even if you’re in a city, you should be able to see a few meteors - it’s really just a case of looking at the sky and being patient.”

Rainy and cloudy in MA now, but maybe it’s clear in your area! :woozy_face:


Thank you for sharing this!

“The shower is expected to peak at 8 p.m. ET Sunday, but visible meteors are expected to streak across the sky all weekend long at a rate of 10 to 20 per hour, according to EarthSky, and can be seen from all parts of the world during the night.”

To find where the meteors radiate from, locate the constellation Orion, and look to the upper left hand side, above his belt:


I captured another meteor on my dashcam earlier this week. It was a cool synchronicity, I had been writing a letter to my Jehovah Witness pen pal about some concerns I had about an old tradition of children sitting on Santa’s lap and whispering their desires in his ear. (Ironically Santa is an anagram with only two words that are commonly known) That night the meteor came down when the song “The Chemicals Between Us” was playing and the lyrics were:

“I want you to remember
A love so full it could send us all ways
I want you to surrender
All my feelings rose today
And I want you to remain
The power of children can amaze”

I added some fun stickers that were on video editing app on my phone too.

This was the night that inspired me to dive into emptiness. First time I had a rise above baseline in emotion for a very long time. The speed of this meteor was incredible in person. Heart rate went up for about 3 seconds and flattened back out. Father still knows how to get a rise out of me :smiling_face:.

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“Your best entertainment value this weekend is the dazzling Leonid meteor shower. The annual cosmic fireworks show reaches its absolute peak on Friday night/Saturday morning. The Leonids aren’t usually the most crowded meteor shower–you can expect to see around 15-20 fireballs an hour–but what they lack in number, Leonids make up for in intensity. They are known for being spectacular, colorful, and long-lasting. Leonids often appear close to the horizon, and a super-bright fireball that lights up the nighttime sky is always possible.”

Thank you @_Barry for posting that.

To find Leo constellation in USA, look for it very early in the morning. It will be rising in the esst a few hours before sunrise: