As Earth gets deeper into the stream, the number of meteors visible in the sky increases and reaches its peak on November 17.
Each year the Leonid Meteor Shower lights up the skies in November, with this weekend marking the peak time to catch its spectacular display.
The best time for people in the Northern Hemisphere to head outside should be at around 3 a.m. ET, when moonlight won't interfere too much with viewing the shower, according to NASA.
If you're willing to fearless some chilly early morning temperatures, you'll have the opportunity to marvel at the bright strokes of cosmic debris from November's Leonid meteor shower, which is at its peak this weekend.
Typically, there are between 10 and 15 meteors per hour. As the dust particles slam into our planet's upper atmosphere, they burn up from friction to create the flashes of light we see in the sky.
The Leonid shower should be visible in some parts of the UK tonight. Credit PA
"As all of these meteors can be traced back to a point of origin in the sky that's inside the constellation Leo, this is called the Leonid meteor shower", says The Weather Network's Scott Sutherland.
The bright meteors can also be colorful, and they're fast, moving at 44 miles per second - among the fastest meteors.
The Leonid Meteor shower is expected to peak this weekend.. Although such an event has been associated with the Leonid meteor shower before, the last storm event happened in 2001. This is when viewers will be able to avoid glare from a waxing gibbous moon (which sets before 2 a.m. local time) and the radiant will climb well up in the southeastern sky. It's one of the most significant and visible showers, along with the Perseids and the Orionids, which took place this year in August and October respectively.
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