If you somehow missed the Lyrids, Perseids, and Orionids (or the weather didn’t cooperate to give you clear night skies), don’t worry! You still have a chance to see a great meteor shower in 2019.
The Leonids meteor shower occurs each year between November 15th and November 20th; in 2019, the night of peak activity is expected to be November 18th as earth passes through the field of debris left by comet 55P/Tempel-Tuttle. On this night, you can see up to 20 meteors per hour, depending on your location and the time you go to view the meteor shower. Unfortunately, the moon will be somewhat bright (a waning gibbous 68% illuminated). This may interfere with the ability to see meteors as they radiate from the constellation Leo (“beneath” the Big Dipper/Plough).
Watch it at the Dark Sky Preserve
The Dark Sky Preserve at Port Crescent State Park is the perfect place to watch the Leonids Meteor Shower which is to take place November 15th through November 20th with the peak being on Monday, November 18th.
For more information about the Dark Sky Preserve at Port Crescent State Park, click here.