Meteor shower: when and at what time to see the Leonids of November 2022

Like every November of every year, the Leonids or Meteor Showers are about to take place. If you are one of the people who was looking forward to this season, get ready because we will tell you when, at what time and how to see this astronomical show.

Before we specify that, the also known as rain of it reaches its maximum intensity every 33 years and owes its name to the constellation Leo because it would be the point where these stars come from.

A shooting star crosses the night sky over Halle/Saale, eastern Germany, during the peak of activity of the annual Perseid meteor shower on August 13, 2015 (Photo: Hendrik Schmidt/DPA/AFP)

DATE AND TIME TO SEE THE RAIN OF STARS

The meteor shower will reach its maximum activity between November 14 and 18, 2022. According to the International Meteor Organization, between those dates, the The best days to see this event will be the nights of November 17 and 18.

It should be noted that on the 17th, the Moon will have approximately 43% illumination; while 18 will be 33%. Although we will not have absolute darkness, the fact that the Earth’s satellite is in a waning phase will help make the phenomenon visible, whose zenithal hourly rate (THZ) will be between 10 and 15 meteoroids per hour.

For his part, recommends that between 1:00 am and 3:00 am you should look northeast so that the glow of the moon does not interfere.

A shooting star crosses the night sky behind the Pilsum lighthouse in northwestern Germany during the peak of activity of the annual Perseid meteor shower on August 13, 2015 (Photo: Matthias Balk / DPA / AFP)

A shooting star crosses the night sky behind the Pilsum lighthouse in northwestern Germany during the peak of activity of the annual Perseid meteor shower on August 13, 2015 (Photo: Matthias Balk / DPA / AFP)

WHERE WILL THE METEOR SHOWER BE OBSERVED FROM?

The meteor shower will be most visible in the northern hemispherebut if you are in Latin America you can also enjoy it late at night and early morning.

A photographer prepares to take pictures of the annual Perseid meteor shower in the village of Crissolo, near Cuneo, in the Monviso Alps region of northern Italy, on August 13, 2015 (Photo: Marco Bertorello / AFP)

A photographer prepares to take pictures of the annual Perseid meteor shower in the village of Crissolo, near Cuneo, in the Monviso Alps region of northern Italy, on August 13, 2015 (Photo: Marco Bertorello / AFP)

WHAT CHARACTERISTICS DO THE LEONIDS HAVE?

The color of the Leonids is reddish, but when they pass quickly they will leave a green trail for a few seconds.

It should be noted that the meteor shower shows a peak of activity, due to the fact that the dust from the Tempel-Tuttle comet is not distributed homogeneously throughout its orbit.

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