JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - You might have missed your chance to see the Leonid Meteor shower. But one flew right behind Tim during his LIVE forecast Thursday on First Coast News at 11:00.
The meteors that light up the night sky are actually tiny pea- and sand-sized bits of dust crumbling off the Tempel-Tuttle comet as it swings by the Earth. The shower gets its name from the constellation Leo, from which the meteors appear to radiate.
A bright half moon, rising after midnight, might drown out the rest of the show.
There's another meteor shower, though, the Geminids, coming around Dec. 14. When they're their best, you may see 100 shooting stars an hour.