See shooting stars! Leonid Meteor Shower peaks tonight!!

Tonight will be the peak of the Leonid Meteor Shower, so if you look up and its clear, you will probably see shooting stars! If its not clear, head over to space.com or Slooh Community Observatory for a webcast of the meteor shower!!

The Leonid meteor shower, one of the most celebrated of the year’s annual “shooting star” displays, will peak overnight tonight (Nov. 17) and early Wednesday morning.

You can see the famous Leonids this year even if clouds or bright city lights spoil your skies: The online Slooh Community Observatory will air a free Leonids webcast Tuesday at 8 p.m. EST (0100 GMT Wednesday) featuring live views from locations on four continents. You can watch this broadcast by joining Slooh and also gain access to the observatory’s archive of past shows.

Watch out for shooting stars this week! Perseids Meteor Shower! #shootingstar

The Perseids Meteor Shower will peak this week Aug. 11-13 with many shooting stars. While the moon will be just past full, there should still be plenty of good viewing. Check out this Universe Today article for more info. Accuweather.com also has a good article that also includes viewing the meteor shower based on local weather.

Get ready for the darling of meteor showers this week — the Perseids. Who can deny their appeal? Not only is the shower rich with fiery flashes of meteoric light, but the meteors come in August when the weather’s couldn’t be more ideal. Peak activity is expected Tuesday night, Aug. 12-13, when up to 100 meteors an hour might be seen. 

Like shooting stars? Check out the meteor shower tonight

Like shooting stars? Check out the meteor shower tonight

“On Friday night and early Saturday morning (May 23-24), Earth will plow through debris shed over the years by Comet 209P/LINEAR. The result likely will be a new meteor shower, and possibly a spectacular meteor storm of 1,000 or so shooting stars per hour, experts say.”

http://news.discovery.com/space/asteroids-meteors-meteorites/new-meteor-shower-on-tap-tonight-how-to-see-it-140523.htm