Your Guide to the Leonid Meteor Shower In November 2023

Leonid Meteor Shower 2023: A Beginner's Guide to the Celestial Event

The Leonid meteor shower is happening in the night sky, and we’ve got everything you need to know to enjoy this amazing celestial event. Here’s your easy guide to watching the Leonids in November 2023.

When to Watch Leonid meteor shower :

The Leonid meteor shower is in full swing from November 6 to 30, with the peak expected on November 16-17. This year, we anticipate up to 10-15 meteors per hour during the peak. The best time to spot these shooting stars is from midnight to dawn when the radiant, located in the Leo constellation, is high in the sky.

Observing Conditions for Leonid Meteor Shower In November 2023

The good news? The Moon will only be 29% illuminated during the Leonids’ peak, providing favorable conditions for observations. Our natural satellite won’t steal the spotlight, making it an ideal time to witness the meteor shower’s magic.

Where to Look for Leonid Meteor Shower

While the radiant is in the Leo constellation, you don’t need to be an expert to enjoy the show. Just look up at the night sky eyes across as much of the night sky as possible for the best experience. For those using Star Walk 2, stellarium Mobile Sky Map or Sky Tonight apps, here’s a simple guide:
1. Open the app and search for “Leonids.”
2. Tap on the matching result to locate the meteor shower’s radiant on the sky map.
3. Point your device at the sky, let the screen adjust, and follow the arrow to find the Leonids’ radiant above you.

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Tips for an Unforgettable Experience:

  • Choose a dark location away from city lights for better visibility.
  • Bring a blanket or chair for comfort during your stargazing adventure.
  • Consider using the Star Walk 2 or Sky Tonight apps for a more guided experience.

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