Leonid's meteor shower will fill the sky with 15 shooting stars an hour this weekend – but a bright moon can obscure star views across the globe
- A meteor shower is created as Earth passes through the tail of a comet  Leonid Shower's Birth Comet is 2.23 miles through Tempel-Tuttle
- You should be able to see about 15 meteors per hour if the sky is clear
- NASA says the best view of the soul is just after midnight local time
Take a look at the sky this weekend to find a chance to spot a shooting star as the meteorite of Leonid Shower is at the peak of his annual show.
Leonids, known for their brightness and color, feature some of the fastest moving rocks of any shower, traveling at 44 mph.
There will be fewer meteors in the sky than in previous showers due to natural light pollution from brightly fading or near full moon.
Star stars still need to see about 14 or 15 meteors per hour if the sky is clear.
Shows better when the Tempel-Tuttle comet, which takes 33 years in the orbit of the sun is closer to Earth, an event that follows after about 15 years (stock photo)
Th Show is viewed most well after midnight and if you want to shoot it, NASA recommends using a wide-angle lens to get as much of the sky as possible.
The Space Agency says the best way to watch the show is to find an area far from street lights, dress warmly and lie with your feet to the east.
The Met Office says most of the UK will be covered in cloud when the Leonids reach their summit on Saturday night on Sunday morning.
Forecasters say that the best place to look for a shower in the UK is the Shetland Islands and the southern Easter corner of England, although there is a slim chance of fog.
The letenid meteor shower derives its name from the ray point from which the meteors appear to appear from the constellation Leo (stock photo)
Leonid's rain is visible all over the world, but is best viewed in low-pollution areas such as the Jordan desert in Jordan, pictured here
Many people in North America will have clear conditions on Saturday nights, allowing continuous viewing of Leonids, according to AccuWeather forecasts.
This includes areas from the Gulf Coast through the Ohio Valley to Atlantic Canada, as well as the southwest and midwest.
WHEN ARE THE DIFFERENT METAL SHOWERS?
There are eight regular rainfall events throughout the year.
They differ in size, meteors of the hour, and visibility.
There are expected to be about 20 shooting stars visible every hour tonight, the Orionid meteor shower reaches its peak in the UK (image image)
- January – Quandrantids  April – Lyridi
- May – These Aquarids
- July – Delta Aquarlidi
- August – Perseidy
- October – Orionids
- November – Leonidy
- December – Gemidini
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Shooting stars travel around 45 miles per second (72 km / s), with about half leaving visible trains, which sometimes linger for seconds afterwards.
The Leonid rain occurs when meteoroids, small rocks, fall to Earth after being detached from Comet Tempel-Tuttle.
They burn and evaporate before they hit the earth – causing a series of hot air that we see as a shooting star.
Appears better when the Tempel-Tuttle comet, which takes 33 years to orbit the Sun, is closer to Earth, an event that follows after about 15 years.
As the meteorides that create the meteor shower all move in parallel and at the same speed, they appear to originate from one point in the sky to Earth observers known as the rays.
Leonid's meteor shower derives its name from the ray point from which meteors appear in the constellation Leo.
Every 33 years, Leonid's meteor shower arrives as a meteor storm, with more than 1,000 shooting stars per hour.
In 2034, researchers predict that observers will have a chance to witness 2000 meteors per hour in the Leonid Storm.
The next big meteor shower in the sky will be the Geminids in mid-December. This is the strongest meteor shower of the year at 120 meteors per second.
WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT KINDS OF SPACIOUS CARS? early solar system. Most are located between Mars and Jupiter in the Main Belt.
The comet is a rock covered with ice, methane and other compounds. Their orbits take them much further than the solar system.
A meteor is what astronomers call a flash of light in the atmosphere when the debris burns.  This fragment itself is known as a meteoroid . Most are so small that they evaporate into the atmosphere.
If any of this meteorroid reaches the Earth, it is called a meteorite .
Meteors, meteoroids and meteorites are usually derived from asteroids and comets.
For example, if the Earth passes through the tail of a comet, much of the debris burns into the atmosphere, forming a meteor shower.