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Leonid Meteor Shower, Closest Supermoon In 68 Years To Light Putnam Skies

A shot of the Leonid Meteor shower.
A shot of the Leonid Meteor shower. Photo Credit: NASA photo
A shot of last year's super blood moon.
A shot of last year's super blood moon. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman

The next few days could hold many thrills for those who turn their attention to the night skies.

The largest supermoon since 1948 will be making an appearance Sunday and Monday and the Leonid Meteor shower is due to reach its peak during the early hours of Thursday.

The meteor show will be dulled a bit due to it coming just three days after this rare and large supermoon - so the sky will be bright with a 90% lit moon - but sky-watchers can expect to find approximately 15 meteors per hour under dark sky conditions.

The November supermoon is the second of three to close out the year, but this one will see the moon make its closest pass to Earth in decades. The moon will appear at its largest as it rises from the east after sunset on the 14th.

The best time to see it is before sunrise Monday morning as the moon is closest to Earth at 6:22 a.m. Eastern time. Sunday evening and Monday evening should also provide good viewing.

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