Leonid meteor shower peaks Saturday morning

Occasional clouds may limit view

DENVER - Look in the direction of the constellation Leo on Saturday morning, and you may see some shooting stars. The Leonid meteor shower peaks from midnight through daybreak on November 17.

The shower results from the Earth's orbit traveling through the debris of comet Tempel-Tuttle. 

Under optimal viewing conditions away from city lights, 15 to 20 meteors per hour may be seen streaking across the sky. 

Clouds will be scattered across Colorado, limiting the view for some. Moonlight will not be an issue; the waxing crescent moon will not be visible overnight. 

If you sleep through this one, the next meteor shower happens in December when the Geminids peak on the 13th and 14th of the month. 

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