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Best times to see the Leonids

This Leonid meteor shower will be at its peak during the night on November 16th and 17th. However, as reported by the National Astronomical Observatory, this 2021 will be a bad year for the observation of these meteors since it will occur just two days before the full moon.

Generally, their activity rate has a modest presence, between 10 and 20 meteors per hour, but every 33 years, as it coincides with the passage of Comet 55P / Tempel-Tuttle through the perihelion of its orbit, the Leonids become spectacular storms. of meteors with a high frequency of thousands of meteors per hour. The Leonids come from Comet 55P / Tempel-Tuttle, which was discovered in 1865, and have their radiant in the constellation Leo.

To see the Leonids or any meteor shower, they recommend moving to a point that provides a sky dark enough to allow observation. To do this, it must be an area away from obstacles such as buildings, trees or mountains. This meteor shower comes from the constellation Leo so it can be seen anywhere in the sky.

Cover photo: Lluvia de estrellas de las Leónidas, en una imagen de archivo. / JIM HOLLANDER / REUTERS


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