A “prolific” Leonid meteor shower is expected to light up the skies of Asia and Europe tonight. This meteor shower can be viewed from November 13-20, 2009 but the peak will be early tomorrow morning, November 17, 2009. The most activity will occur and best hours to view the Leonid Meteor Shower will be after 1:30 am EST and before sunrise.
The moon will not be visible from the Earth so the meteor will be easy to view than ever before. According to NASA, every hour 20-30 meteors should be visible during the peak time (1:30 am EST until dawn). You don’t even need a special camera to observe the leonids because you may see it with your naked eye just make sure your in the right place and pray for a clear skies.
Even if you can’t get clear skies or for any other reason, you can still watch this rare astronomical event live online for free!
Watch Leonid Meteor Showers 2009 Live Online
You can also follow all the updates on Leonid meteor shower on twitter by following the hashtag #Leonids