The annual Leonid meteor shower peaks late Friday night.
According to NASA, the Leonids are debris shed by Comet Tempel-Tuttle as it passes close to the Sun.
As pieces of comet debris enter Earth’s atmosphere and burn up, they leave bright streaks across the night sky.
Observers can look straight up for the shower, with bright meteors leaving a trail that lasts a few seconds.
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However, the Moon is about 35% full and this will reduce the amount of faint meteors.
Under a clear, dark sky, there will be about 15 to 20 meteors per hour.
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The shower’s name comes from the constellation Leo, the lion, from which its meteors appear to radiate.
While the moon will rise in Leo in the east around midnight local time, it’s best to lie back and look straight up, looking away from the sky.
Comet Temple Tuttle was actually discovered twice independently.
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In December, skywatchers can spot the Geminids and Arcadia.