Sometimes the Leonids treat skywatchers to meteor storms, with thousands of shooting stars each hour. They glow green as their metals ignite.
- The Leonids meteor shower peaks this weekend and early next week, with about 15 meteors streaking across the night sky every hour.
- The waning gibbous moon will be bright, but you can still catch some green shooting stars.
- The Leonids have made spectacular meteor storms in the past, with up to 100,000 shooting stars each hour. The next one will appear in 2099.
Videos appear to show a meteor streaking across the night sky in Missouri. The apparent meteor could be seen near the Gateway Arch in St. Louis and in the suburbs of the city.
At least three persons have been reported dead and 20 others injured when a shallow 5.9-magnitude earthquake struck northwestern Iran early on Friday, according to state TV.
The United States Geological Survey (USGS) said the quake struck around 60km (35 miles) from the town of Hastrud, in East Azerbaijan Province, shortly before 2:30am local time (2300 GMT).
Press TV confirmed that three people were killed and 20 were injured.
A low-magnitude earthquake struck South Carolina Thursday morning. The S.C. Emergency Management Division reported the U.S. Geological Survey reported a 2.0-magnitude quake occurred near the city of Cayce, which is located in both Lexington and Richland counties.
The aurora borealis is never guaranteed but visitors to these destinations will have the best chance to experience the natural phenomenon.