A Meteor Shower Peaks Tonight, Grab Your Snuggle Buddy
Ah, yes, typing that headline did make me realize I will die alone.
But if you aren't like me and do have a sweet babboo, then pack yourself a picnic, grab a blanket and prepare to get romantic AF -- the Leonid meteor shower peaks on Wednesday night, along with my loneliness.
If you can't get enough of space after witnessing the glory that was the supermoon, you're in luck.
Hopefully you and your significant other are up for an all-nighter or at least can set an alarm and actually wake up for it.
Space.com says that the shower will actually start closer to Thursday morning, November 17, rather than Wednesday.
At 6 am EST, you'll catch sight of some burning rocks (also known as a "shooting stars") hurtling toward our atmosphere about 10 to 20 times per hour, in what is referred to as a Leonid shower.
So sorry, East Coast inhabitants. It looks like this one is for the romantics in Western and Central US, your morning twilight is going to cockblock you from seeing those stars.
(Is cockblock the scientific term I should use here? I feel like I learned that in my 9th grade Earth Science class...)
Also, as much as we loved the supermoon -- and we do, moon. You're great and totally deserving of the prefix "super" -- it turns out the bright waning gibbous moon isn't perfect for stargazing.
Despite the moon not realizing its time in the spotlight is over, you could still catch a few shooting stars or bolides (that's when the meteor explodes) on Wednesday night and Thursday morning.
So, if you live in the city, prepare to head out where light pollution won't bother you to enjoy the show!