Leonid Meteor Shower Peaks in Hawai‘i

November 15, 2019, 6:43 AM HST · Updated November 16, 6:23 AM
Meteorologist Malika Dudley · 0 Comments
Leonid Meteor Shower Peaks in Hawai‘i

The Leonid meteor shower peaks Sunday, Nov. 17 and Monday, Nov. 18. Unfortunately, this year the moon rises at 10:45 p.m. and will be very close to the constellation Leo which will lead to poor visibility. Best viewing will be before the moon rises.

In recent history, you might remember this shower. The 2001 Leonid shower was responsible for the greatest meteor shower over Hawaiʻi in recent times with 100 to 1000 meteors per hour. Prior to that the 1966 shower was one of the greatest on record. The Leonids have an intense peak every 33 years.

Meteorologist Malika Dudley
Malika was born and raised in Hilo. She began her career in news at KGMB9 in 2007. As a part of the Hawaii News Now weather team, Malika was nominated for two Emmy Awards for excellence in weather reporting and won the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Journalism Award for her reporting on Hawaii’s tsunami damage in 2011. In 2019, Malika was recognized by the Society of Professional Journalists Hawaii Chapter in the category of Science Reporting for her Big Island Now news report on what was happening beneath the sea surface at the ocean entry of the Puna lava flow.  

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