(FOX 46 WJZY) - Stargazers, get ready! The annual Leonid meteor shower is back and this weekend may be the best time to view it.
The meteors are often colorful and fast, traveling about 44 miles per second.
According to EarthSky.org, the best time to watch is just after midnight local time. They suggest visiting local, state or national parks for the best view away from city lights.
The brilliant blues of a lonely galaxy were recently captured by @NASAHubble in a region 100 million light-years away from Earth. The dwarf galaxy is populated with bright stars that only last a few million years—a blink of eye in astronomical terms. https://t.co/ZSGIhkTA1R pic.twitter.com/Fg8cX099fr— NASA (@NASA) November 13, 2018
NASA said in most cases, the Leonid shower produces about 10 to 15 meteors every hour, but every 33 years hundreds of thousands of meteors an hour show depending on the observer's view!