Lenoid meteor shower to occur in the UAE this weekend

Lenoid meteor shower to occur in the UAE this weekend

14 Nov 2017

Read on to find out where and how you can watch it

Be sure to venture outside this weekend, as the skies will light up with shooting stars due to the Lenoid Meteor Shower.

The Leonid meteor shower peaks on Friday night, November 17, and early the following morning. Of course, its advisable to head out of the city in order to see it, as lights will obstruct views. It is possible to see the Lenoid showers with the naked eye, so you won't need any special equipment.

According to Hassan Al Hariri, CEO of Dubai Astronomy Group, visibility of the shower this year will be excellent, as there will be a new moon on November 18. This means that the meteor shower will be seen very clearly as there won't be any lunar light, reports Gulf News.

This annual meteor shower gets its name from the constellation Leo, where its meteors appear to originate. It is responsible for some of the most intense meteor storms in history, with meteors recorded as falling at rates as high as 50,000 per hour.

The Dubai Astronomy Group has organised a viewing event for the Lenoid Meteor Shower this Friday. The location will only be disclosed to those who register.

If you're interested, head over to www.dubaiastronomy.com or www.Q-Tickets.com for more information and to register.