the Leonids will light up the sky …

Do you have any wishes to make? It is the right time! At the start of the week, the Leonids will light up the Swiss sky. This meteor shower, which returns every year, finds its origin in comet 55P-Tempel-Tuttle. It will be at its peak during the night of Monday to Tuesday and that of Tuesday to Wednesday.

If you set up in a place suitable for their observation (at altitude, away from light pollution), you may well see 15 shooting stars per hour. Traveling at a speed of 71 km per second, the Leonids are particularly brilliant, according to the site Science and the Future. They will be more visible from midnight.

If you can’t attend this peak, you may still see a few shooting stars until November 30.

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