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Expect lower activity this year, with a top hourly rate of less than 20 per hour, and only after the moon sets at about 3:30 a.m. local time from a very dark location.

I'll try to see some Leonids before dawn on November 18th, armed with a comfortable chair and a blanket, and hope you will too. I'll be looking up at the constellation Leo watching for the faint and fast streaks of light.

If you tire of looking for meteors, take a look low on the eastern horizon just before dawn. That bright object is Venus, and above it is another planet...Saturn!


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Jane is an astronomer, NASA science podcast developer, writer, educational and outreach artisan and social media enthusiast. She and her husband have an asteroid (22338 Janemojo) named after them.
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