The best time to see the Leonid meteor shower in full effect is between 1:30am and sunrise today November 17, 2009 . While the meteor shower is predicted to last from November 13 to 20 2009, the pros say the peak of the spectacle (and it is a spectacle!) is tonight.
Named the Leonid metero shower because the most meteors appear to come from the constellation Leo, it’s the best show in the sky after the Perseids meteor shower that takes place in late August every year. The Leonid Meteor Shower happens every November.
Scientists say this year’s Leonid shower should yield, at its peak, 20-30 meteors per hour as the comet makes its annual trip around the sun.
Happy Meteor Shower watching!