Best Time to See the Leonid Meteor Shower Is Now

The Leonid meteor shower of 2010 is peaking this week and the best time to see the sky show is now.

Leonids meteors are seen streaking through the sky in Muju county, 300 kilometers, southwest of Seoul, South Korea, Nov. 19, 2001

The annual Leonids should be at their best through Nov. 18, according to skywatching experts. Avid meteor gazers graced with clear skies may see between 15 and 20 meteors per hour.

Skywatchers should look toward the constellation Leo in the eastern sky to see "shooting stars" from the Leonids, which appear to radiate out of the constellation. The best time to try to see the Leonids are in the last two or three hours before sunrise, when the moon has set.

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