Leonid Meteor Shower Peaking 16 Nov 12

The annual Leonid meteor shower reaches its peak tonight (FRI), with the best viewing for this year’s celestial show taking place several hours before dawn on Saturday. The shower should produce perhaps a dozen or so shooting stars per-hour, and in Minnesota’s skies it peaks at around 4am. With this week’s new moon setting relatively early this evening, the meteor shower is expected to be fairly good this year. The meteors radiate from the constellation Leo the Lion, which you’ll find in the east after midnight.