Leonid meteor shower peaks early Monday morning

Night landscape of a meteor shower in Bulgaria. (Shutterstock/Jasmine_K)

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - NASA is alerting stargazers to the annual Leonid meteor shower that's due to peak Sunday night into Monday morning.

In a typical year, 10 to 15 meteors an hour can be seen with naked eye.

Light is waning from Monday's full moon, but lunar light could make meteors harder to spot.

Pick a location away from city lights and look straight up to see streaks moving east-to-west across the sky.

Leonid meteors are formed by debris left by the Tempel-Tuttle comet, which last crossed Earth’s orbit in 1998 and isn't due back until 2031.

Even though it peaks early Monday, we’ll still see meteors from the Leonid shower through the end of the month.

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