Leonid meteor shower: Where, how and when to watch it

Someone watching the Leonid Meteor Shower

Someone watching the Leonid Meteor Shower

And, this time it's no space junk that was mistaken for a meteorite last month and disappointed many sky gazers.

The annual Leonid meteor shower will be crystal-clear to astronomy fans in many parts of the USA this weekend.

The Leonids get their name from the constellation Leo, which is where the shooting stars often appear to come from.

As the stargazers on Space.com explain, the Leonid meteor shower occurs every year in November as a result of the Earth's orbit crossing the orbit of comet 55R/Tempel-Tuttle. It is responsible for some of the most intense meteor storms in history, with meteors recorded as falling at rates as high as 50,000 per hour.

According to EarthSky, the Leonid meteor shower typically produces 10 to 15 meteors per hour.

While the meteor shower will be visible to the naked eye, you will need to head out reach of Dubai's bright lights in order to see it.

"This year, however, visibility will be excellent because the new moon will take place on November 18, providing a ideal view of the meteors, which will not be washed out by any lunar light", the space website wrote.

If you can't make it out Friday night or Saturday morning, don't worry. It was popularly known as the northern Taurid meteor as they had better views from the Northern Hemisphere. The location will only be disclosed to those who register.