It looks to be a good night to skywatch. There will be quite the light show in the late-night sky.

The Leonid Meteor Shower will peak overnight on November 16, into the early morning hours of the 17th. According to EarthSky.org, viewing the meteor shower will be a little tricky. The bright waxing moon will wash out the sky most of the night. It won't be a total washout, however. There will be intervals when bright shooting stars will be more visible, mainly between moonset and dawn. About 10-15 meteors per hour are expected.

WABI's Todd Simcox says the weather will cooperate for skywatchers. Mainly clear skies are in the forecast for much of Maine tonight. To catch a few meteors streaking across the sky, look to the east where they will originate.

The next meteor shower forecast for 2021 is a big one. The Geminid Meteor Shower will peak December 13-14. This is one of the most reliable meteor showers, and is usually easily seen. The "Gems" create long, bright, streaks in the night sky. The peak falls, once again, as a waxing gibbous moon is up most of the night. The best viewing will be a couple of hours before dawn, as the moon sets.

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According to EarthSky.com, expect around 50 per-hour.

Fall Meteor Showers That Will Light Up The Night Sky Over Maine

Fall is an active season for meteor showers. It's also the last few meteor showers you can view without freezing to the bone. Maine is a great place to see some of the best meteor showers of the year. It's not very hard to find dark areas away from light pollution to get a clear view of the night sky. Here's some fall meteor showers that will light up the night sky in the coming months.