Published: 2017-11-15 16:46
Last Updated: 2017-11-15 16:46
Whatever you have planned this weekend, make sure it’s outdoors.
Jordan has a date with the annual Leonid meteor shower, which will light up its skies on Friday 17th and Saturday 18th November.
Astronomer Emad Mujahed said that Jordanians will be able to spot at least 30 to 40 shooting stars per hour.
No need for telescopes or binoculars; you can see the bright meteors with your naked eyes.
The sky show is expected to begin around 12 midnight on both nights, and will peak during predawn hours, when the Leo constellation rises to its highest point in the sky.
Viewing conditions will be ideal as the moon will have entered its new phase that night, which means “its darkened face won’t add any glare that can otherwise drown out fainter meteors,” according to National Geographic.
Click here to learn more about the Leonid meteor shower and where it gets its name from.