The peak will be the night of November 16, with about 15 meteors per hour.
The website timeanddate.com has details on when the meteor shower will be visible around the world. The comet takes 33 years to complete one orbit of the Sun.
According to astronomers, to find a meteorite, look for Leo's stellar galaxy in the night sky, where Leonids got its name.
NASA says the best way to see a shower is to find a place far away from street lights, wear warmer clothing and keep your feet flat to the east.
The small icebergs remaining in the comet's wake collide with the Earth's atmosphere, giving it the appearance of shooting stars.More news: New Pentagon chief tells USA troops: ‘It’s time to come home’
While the radiant for this meteor shower - the spot where the meteors seem to come from - is the constellation Orion, you can usually see these meteors from anywhere in the sky.
A Comet A rock composed of ice, methane and other compounds.
"Every year the Earth goes through this debris, which allows the bits to collide with our atmosphere, where they disintegrate and form colorful lines that emit into the sky". This is described as a meteor shower.
These ignite and evaporate before hitting the earth's crust - creating a stream of hot air that we see as a shooting star.
The annual Orionid meteor shower is already heating up.More news: Brexit: Trade deal 'may not succeed' before year end
Leonids have also impacted the moon, which lacks a protective atmosphere.
The Leonid meteor shower, which occurs mid-November every year, is considered to be a major shower, even though the meteor rates are often as low as about 15 meteors per hour.
Reports state that the Leonids will be most visible in the Northern Hemisphere, but can also be seen from the Southern Hemisphere.
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