PHOTO: Supermoon shines over Vernon

PHOTO: Supermoon shines over Vernon

The supermoon glows over the North Okanagan Monday evening, a sight that won't be seen again until 2034.

The supermoon glows over the North Okanagan Monday evening, a sight that won’t be seen again until 2034.

According to the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada Okanagan Centre, Thurs. Nov. 17 – the annual Leonid meteor shower will peak after midnight. The Leonids are known as being among the fastest meteors, hitting the Earth’s atmosphere head on from a radiant point in Leo, in the eastern morning sky. The Leonids are not a strong meteor shower however with perhaps only around 12 streaks per hour at maximum, and this year they will be hampered by the just past full Moon.