Leonids Meteor Shower peaks this weekend

The Leonid meteor shower above Vermont

A meteor shower weekend is coming up and with high pressure nearby there will be a lot of fine, dry and calm weather about.

A full moon won't occur until the 23rd so the over a quarter waxing gibbous moon could be better and worse and it will set in the small hours of Sunday morning. This comet returns to the inner solar system every 33 years.

At peak time spectators can expect to see between 10 to 15 shooting stars go streaking across the sky every hour.

"As all of these meteors can be traced back to a point of origin in the sky that's inside the constellation Leo, this is called the Leonid meteor shower", says The Weather Network's Scott Sutherland.

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Stargazers will be treated to a steady stream of debris left behind by Comet Tempel-Tuttle as the Earth passes through the thickest part of the Leonid swarm at 7 p.m. EST (which is 4 p.m. PST, for us on the West coast). But you don't need to look in the direction of the constellation, because the meteors will appear all across the sky. They're typically faster than other meteor showers, because they move 45 miles per second.

While a meteor storm isn't predicted for this year's Leonids, it's possible we could sneak up on an undetected pocket of dense dust that quickly goes up in flames in our atmosphere, putting on quite a show in the process. Fireballs are brighter and larger and can last longer than the average meteor, while earthgrazers appear close to the horizon with long, colorful tails.

In 1966, the Leonid shower was actually a meteor storm. If you want to photograph the Leonid meteor shower, NASA suggests using a camera with manual focus on a tripod with a shutter release cable or built-in timer, fitted with a wide-angle lens.

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