A meteor shower is when a number of meteors, or shooting stars – flash across the night sky, seemingly from the same point.

Many times a year, hundreds of celestial fireballs light up the night skies, they may be called shooting stars

Geminid meteor shower will be lighting up the night skies

The dates of major meteor showers do not change much from year to year, though the peak of a shower may vary by a day or two

Watch on the night of November 17, late evening until moonrise. The night before might be worthwhile

On November 16, there will be a narrow window of darkness as Leo begins to rise shortly before midnight, until the fat waning crescent moon rises.

Under a dark sky with no moon, you might see 10 to 15 Leonid meteors per hour.


The famous Leonid meteor shower produced one of the greatest meteor storms in living memory

Some of the more famous meteor showers have been observed by humans for hundreds and thousands of years.

Meteors are best viewed during the night, though meteoroids can enter the Earth’s atmosphere at any time of the day.