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Leonid's meteor shower to light up the sky this weekend



High-speed meteor showers will see up to 15 stars falling every hour illuminating the sky this weekend.

Leonids are famous for being bright and clear, thanks in part to the speed of 44 miles per second of debris due to crashing into Earth's atmosphere.

The recent full moon and bad weather might make seeing a bath more difficult than in previous years, but anyone who can find a clear sky in a dark location should be treated.

Bathing gets busier all night on Saturdays, peaking after midnight.

According to NASA you have to look west to get the best views, with the north end of the country and the southeast set to get the best views on Saturdays and Sundays.

Half of the shower is expected to leave a visible trail that will remain in the sky for a few seconds, thanks to the rock composition of the Tempel-Tuttle comet.

A meteor from the Leonid Meteor Rain

Mandi Leonid seems to originate in the constellation Leo.

The best display is expected in 2034 when 2,000 meteors per hour will hit the sky.

If you miss Leonid, Geminid will last around a month with 120 meteors per hour.

A spokesman for the Met Office revealed that it would be cloudy tonight in the west of the region.

A complete estimate for the South West states: "Today will be the driest day with a strange shower and a bright spell breaking through. Rain falling will last at the western end of Cornwall for most of the day. Strong winds to start but this should be easier later. Maximum temperature 10 ° C.

A meteor captured when shooting cameras across the night sky

"Tonight will be mostly dry nights with clear spells but more cloudy in the west. During the early hours the rain will move to the west, also affecting the north coast. Fogging may occur. Minimum temperature of 1 ° C.

"On Sunday the west will be cloudy with some spells and clear rain, especially around the northern coast. In the east it will be drier with longer sun spells. The maximum temperature is 8 ° C."


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