of the information accordingComet Temple-Tuttle released its debris about 30 years ago. Earth is going to pass through these today. It has happened in history, when these meteor showers turned into a kind of storm and the sky became bright. In the years 1999 and 2001, rain of about 3 thousand meteors was recorded every hour.
Prior to that, on the morning of 17 November 1966, thousands of meteors were seen in the sky during a period of about 15 minutes. Leonid meteor storms usually come in a cycle of 33 to 34 years, while their ‘rain’ appears in the sky once a year.
reports According to sources, this year Leonids meteor shower has started from 6th November and will remain active till 30th November. You will be able to see this sight in the sky after nightfall and just before dawn. This sight will be the best around 17 – 18 November. This scene can also be seen in India. People will be able to see the Leonids meteor shower in all major cities including Delhi-Mumbai.
Best time to watch meteor showers
Watching meteor showers is not a common task. You may have to wait the whole night for this. However, if your interest is in such events, then you will find the wait well worth it. Its best time is after 12.30 in the night before 6 in the morning. Like other meteors, you don’t need binoculars to see the Leonids meteor shower, but city glare can obscure such views.
What to do to watch meteor shower
- Go away from the city lights to a place where you can see the deepening night. For example, a rural area.
- Dress according to the weather and make sure you are safe.
- Take a blanket or a comfortable chair with you, as you may have to wait for hours to see the meteor showers.
- After the location is set, lie down on the ground and look at the sky.