The Leonid meteor shower peaks this weekend

The Leonid meteor shower is an annual event that occurs in November, when the Earth passes through the debris left behind by the comet Tempel-Tuttle.

This year, the Leonid meteor shower is expected to peak on the night of November 16-17, with up to 15 meteors per hour visible in the night sky.

To see the meteor shower, find a dark location away from city lights and give your eyes time to adjust to the darkness.

Look towards the constellation Leo, which is where the meteor shower gets its name, and keep an eye out for shooting stars streaking across the sky.

You don't need any special equipment to see the Leonid meteor shower, but binoculars or a telescope can enhance your viewing experience.

If you can't see the meteor shower on the night of the peak, don't worry - the Leonids will continue to be visible in the night sky until the end of November.

Remember to dress warmly and bring a blanket or chair to sit on, as you may be outside for several hours while waiting for the meteor shower to appear.