LOS ANGELES – The annual Leonid meteor shower is expected to peak late Monday night into early Tuesday morning.
Don’t get your hopes up too high, though. This year’s Leonids may not be as thrilling for sky watchers as it has been in the past.
The 2014 version is expected to lack “any significant activity” with “long stretches when not a single Leonid will be seen,” according to Space.com. Still, forecasters expect that 10 to 15 meteors will move across the sky each hour.
“When the Earth moves through the comet’s orbital path that dusty debris burns up in our atmosphere, causing what looks like shooting stars to streak across the night sky.”