Ten times a year, the Earth flies into a comet’s dust trail. On Tuesday, Nov. 17, we will experience the Leonid Meteor Shower. This is near the new moon and dark skies. The comet responsible for these meteors is Tempel-Tuttle.
The best time to observe this is from midnight to dawn. The meteors seem to originate in the constellation Leo. Focus your search a little away from this radiant. The constellation Orion is in a good position. Find a place with no local lighting and avoid using any white lights. Let your eyes adjust to the dark and enjoy. There may be 10-15 meteors per hour.