The annual Leonid meteor shower will peak late Friday night.
According to NASA, Leo is a fragment ejected by Comet Tempel-Tuttle as it passes near the Sun.
When cometary debris enters Earth’s atmosphere and burns up, it leaves a bright streak in the night sky.
Observers can see the shower directly above, leaving a bright meteor trail that lasts for a few seconds.
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However, the Moon is about 35% full, which reduces fainter meteors.
Under clear, dark skies, you can see about 15-20 meteors per hour.
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The name of the shower comes from the constellation Leo, the Lion, from which meteors seem to radiate.
Although the Moon rises in the East with Leo around midnight local time, it is better to lie on your back and look straight up to see the sky away from its apparent origin.
Comet Tempel-Tuttle was actually discovered twice independently.
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In December, skywatchers can expect Gemini and Ursa Major.