Excert from koin.com
PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN 6)
Peak meteor-viewing time will be from midnight to dawn Nov. 17 and Nov. 18.
As the earth’s path crosses orbits with the comet Tempel-Tuttle, its orbit becomes littered with debris, earthsky.org reports. When this debris comes into earth’s atmospshere, it vaporizes, giving us a glimpse at the, meteor shower.