Tonight marks the height time for the Leonids meteor bathe, however chances are high low that Lancaster County will see it.

It is an ideal storm of inopportune occasions.

The moon is in its waning gibbous part, which implies that a lot of the moon will likely be seen and vivid. This month’s full moon – the beaver moon – was Nov. 12, so the moon will likely be vivid for some time but.

For smaller meteor showers, just like the Leonids, it is higher to look at when it is nearer to being a brand new moon, because the night time sky will likely be darker, in keeping with EarthSky, an internet site that focuses on the cosmos.

Even when the moon was in a dimmer part, Lancaster County’s climate situations will not be optimum for {viewing} meteor showers.

In keeping with AccuWeather, the situations for Sunday night time into Monday morning are forecasted to be largely cloudy. 

There will likely be two extra meteor showers this 12 months: the Geminids and the Ursids.

Remaining astronomical occasions in 2019

– Full chilly moon, Dec. 12

– Geminids meteor bathe, Dec. 14

– Ursids (small) meteor bathe, Dec. 21 to 22

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