The second of November's meteor showers, Leonids, is peaking this week with fast and bright meteors.

Active between November 6 and 30, the Leonids shower will peak on November 17 and 18.

The meteors are characterised by fast, bright meteors with fine trains.

At their peak between midnight and dawn, there will be upwards of 15 meteors an hour.

This shower is associated with Comet Tepel-Tuttle and gets its name from the constellation Leo.

This is where its radiant, where it appears to come from, is - the head of the lion.

Viewers should make sure to turn off phones and torches 15 minutes before beginning to allow their eyes to adjust.

The moon is between its last quarter and the new moon which may help with visibility.

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