The 2009 Leonid Meteor Shower will be available to view from 13th November to 20th November all over the world. For the residents of United State of America, the most Leonid meteor shower activity will be available to enjoy during the early morning hours of 17th November. According to NASA, the best time to view the Leonid meteor shower is after 1:30 a.m. EST on 17th November however, you can also view the free show after the sunrise on the same date.
During the Leonid meteor shower, the moon will not be visible from the Earth (it will be darker) so, the meteor will be easy to view than ever before.People in United States of America can view 20-30 meteors per hour according to the sources of NASA while the Asians would be able to view 200-300 meteors per hour. Other astronomers are also predicting that the shower can be as high as 500 meteors an hour during its peak.
If you want to know about the best time to view the meteor shower in your area than you can take help from the NASA as they have developed a website for the purpose. You will just have to click on the link and enter your city name and Fluxtimator (NASA website) will tell you the best time for you to view the shower show