How to watch tonight’s Leonid meteor shower despite a cloudy forecast

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Shooting stars will fill the skies during the annual Leonid meteor shower. Starting tonight you’ll be able to see the shooting stars.

NASA predicts there will be about 15 meteors per hour during the meteor shower’s peak time, which is around midnight. The crescent moon should make the skies dark enough to see the meteors on the east coast.

The Midwest may not have the best visibility. The forecast for St. Louis calls for clouds. But you’ll probably see a lot of photos on social media tonight.

The Leonids appear to be coming from the constellation Leo, The Lion, hence their name.

You can also watch the Leonid meteor shower webcast on Space.com, courtesy of Slooh.

 

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