The Leonids meteor shower will peak on Monday and Tuesday dawn on the north Hemisphere. The Leonids shower is considered among the most spectacular rains and occur when the Earth passes through the debris left by the comet Tempel-Tuttle. It is named after the constellation of Leo from where the meteors seem to emerge from.
This year the observers will be able to enjoy the shooting stars because the sky will be rather dark due to the crescent moon.
The Leonids offer approximately 15-40 meteors per hour while every 33 years they reach at a periodical peak with hundreds of meteors per hour.