SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — The Leonid meteor shower will peak from Monday night into Tuesday morning. If conditions are right, it could be a stellar cosmic show.
The Leonids began streaking across the sky on November 6, but by Monday, there could be as many as 15 meteors per hour, throughout the night sky.READ MORE: Northbound San Tomas Expressway in Santa Clara Closed by 'Major Injury' Accident
Stargazers should begin looking for the Leonids around midnight in an area away from city lights.READ MORE: SF Restaurant Apologizes for Denying Service to Armed, On-Duty Police Officers
According to NASA, Leonids are the fastest meteors, traveling at a speed of about 44 miles per second.MORE NEWS: Santa Clara Police Search for Elderly Man and Dog Who Went Missing Sunday
This year, viewing conditions are most favorable because there is no full moon.