The Leonid meteor bathe will mild up skies above the UK this weekend, providing stargazers a celestial show.
The greatest time to see the bathe will likely be between midnight and earlier than daybreak within the early hours of Saturday.
It is likely one of the greater annual meteor showers within the sky, and normally options fast, quick meteors, and is related to Comet Tempel-Tuttle.
They seemingly seem from the pinnacle of the Leo constellations of stars.
It happens when a small path of particles left by the comet because it goes across the solar enters the Earth’s ambiance at round 70km per second, earlier than vaporising and inflicting streaks of sunshine.
No specialist tools is required and the occasion could be seen with the bare eye – with stargazers suggested to be affected person and discover the darkest spot attainable for one of the best probability of seeing it.
The greatest shows could be seen from central, southern and jap areas of the UK, the Met Office mentioned, including it’s depending on there being breaks between showers.
Operational meteorologist Dan Stroud mentioned: “We have a waxing moon this weekend so there should be dark skies.
“There will likely be a band of wind and heavy rain shifting throughout the nation, however by the point the solar goes down on Saturday, most of it ought to have cleared, and there will likely be some first rate breaks between showers.
“It will be hit and miss, but there’s a chance of clear spells, especially the further east you are.”
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The bathe will likely be seen throughout the entire sky, so it’s suggested these wanting to look at it discover a extensive open house.
It will proceed for a number of days after the preliminary occasion begins.