A new moon on Wednesday and Thursday … Meteor Activity Outlook for November 21-27, 2020 . This year, Aug. 11-12 are expected to be peak viewing nights. The … Outside of work, you can likely find her curled up on the sofa with a hot cup of coffee, watching a crime TV show or scary movie. Additionally, with any meteor shower, you need to escape the rampant light pollution of the city. Notifications can be turned off anytime in the browser settings. The comet shed bits and pieces of itself when it comes near the sun, leaving a stream of debris. It's a time when Earth is facing into the field of debris and dust left behind by Comet Tempel-Tuttle, which creates the display. For example, the constellation Perseus is the radiant for the Perseids meteor shower; constellation Leo, the Leonids.) We've spent a lot of this year—especially the last half—taking a dump on 2020 for being a trash year. San Antonio's Leading Local News: Weather, Traffic, Sports and more | San Antonio, Texas | KENS5.com Nation World The Delta Aquariid meteor shower will be at peak visibility tonight The meteors are called the Aquariids because its radiant, or the place where the meteors appear to originate, is the constellation Aquarius. When this debris hits the Earth's atmosphere, it burns up, creating what we call a shooting star, or a meteor. Sign up here for our daily Thrillist email and subscribe here for our YouTube channel to get your fix of the best in food/drink/fun. They appear to be coming from the northeastern part of the Aquarius constellation, which contributes to the name of the shower. We’re about to enter a new decade, and what better way to welcome it than with an explosive meteor shower? ‘Stronger together’: San Antonio nurse who worked during first COVID-19 surge in New York shares message of unity . NASA says even though the Perseids are visible as early as 10 p.m., they are best viewed in the predawn hours. Dawn is a Digital Content Editor who has been with Graham Media Group since April 2013. source A bright meteor fireball was recorded blazing through the night sky over San Antonio, Texas on April 11, 2019. She came to KSAT as a news producer in 2000. Katie Lawrence is a Southeast Texas native who graduated 18th in her high school class with a GPA of 4.25. Meteor showers happen when the Earth passes through the path of a comet. Any Leonid years in the latter category are, as you might suspect, the exception rather than the norm. Despite the relatively paltry rate, it should be a good year for viewing because the moon will not provide any light interference. METEOR SHOWER TONIGHT Best News and Information about Meteor Showers and Sky Events in the Night Sky. This year, you should expect to see ten to 15 meteors per hour at the peak, Bill Cooke of NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office tells Thrillist . Meteor Shower; Meteor/Fireball; Miscellaneous; Space events ; video; Home Meteor/Fireball Bright meteor flies over San Antonio, Texas. Twitter. These showers have varying visibility in different places, but we’ve listed Texas’ peak nights below. Here's How to See It. The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 45 reports of the event. Enter your e-mail address for things to do, restaurants to try and much more! Facebook. Julie Moreno has worked in local television news for more than 20 years. The best time to view the Delta Aquariids will be Sunday night, between midnight and dawn on Monday morning. The Eta Aquariid meteor shower is expected to peak on Tuesday, but a nearly full moon could outshine the show. ©2020 Group Nine Media Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Perseid meteors are actually pieces of debris from Comet Swift-Tuttle, the largest object known to repeatedly pass by Earth. MeteorShowerTonight - April 13, 2019. Your eyes will still need to adjust to the dark, so its recommended that you lie on your back and stare up at the sky for about 30 minutes. The amount of visible meteors will also be affected by weather conditions where you live. 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You can use TimeandDate.com to check when moonset occurs in your area. Though the comet last passed by Earth in 1992, and won’t again until 2126, each year Earth passes through the dust and debris (rich in fireballs) it leaves behind, thus giving us the Perseid meteor shower. At this time, the moon is located 90 degrees east of the sun and sets near 2300 local standard time. In a tweet late Thursday, the National Weather Service's office in Brownsville shared a video of the moment, which occurred during the annual Leonid Meteor Shower. Here's How to See It. We’re about to enter a new decade, and what better way to welcome it than with an explosive meteor shower? 5 hours ago. That's not the case this year, and that's not the case for the Leonid meteor shower, which reaches its climax this week . This weekend in particular will be a great time to take a look at the sky, since you might even see a few meteors. She graduated from Texas State University with a degree in electronic media. Those living in the Southern hemisphere will have the best view of the Aquariids, with up to 20 meteors seen per hour. (Credit: Mike Cavaroc / Alamy Stock Photo). Even in smaller cities, the light pollution is enough to obstruct the night sky. If you need help with the Public File, call 210-351-1241. In the northern hemisphere, observers can expect to see between 10 and 30 meteors in the hours before dawn. 0. It's another opportunity to do something if you're spending a lot of time separated from friends and family to help slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. Visible around sunrise and sunset only. However, the waxing gibbous moon is expected to set during the early morning hours this weekend, providing a better opportunity to see the meteor shower on Sunday morning. San Antonio's Leading Local News: Weather, Traffic, Sports and more | San Antonio, Texas | KENS5.com Accuweather How Halley's Comet will spark tonight's meteor shower She writes on a wide variety of topics from breaking news to trending stories and manages KSAT’s daily digital content strategy. Just seek out a dark area in the countryside where you can comfortably watch the sky for a few hours. One way to deliver it to San Diego would be for the heavens to kick up an intense meteor storm when the Leonids peak later this month. The Aquariids are not as bright as some bigger showers, like the Perseids, which will peak in August. If you get video or pictures of the meteors, send them to us through KSAT Connect. When you see Leonids streaking across the sky, they'll be moving away from the radiant. SAN ANTONIO – The Perseid meteor showers will peak this week and we should have some clear skies here in San Antonio to view them.. 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