The Leonid meteor shower started on November 3 and will continue to brighten the night sky until December 2. However, when the shower peaks on November 17 and 18, there will be an amazing exhibition of shooting stars.
Because the Leonids are expected to peak during the first quarter moon this year, which means there will be less moonlight interference than during a full moon, stargazers should have the best chance of spotting a passing meteor.
In actuality, on November 13, the moon will enter its largest phase and leave its new moon phase. This year's full moon in November, known as the Beaver Moon, rises on November 27—shortly after Thanksgiving—forming an enormous, stunning orb.
Several meteor showers are in action in the second part of the year, when the solar system is noticeably more active. After the Orionids, which peaked around October 20, come the Leonids. The American Meteor Society reports that the shower will continue to occur through November 22 of this year.
Meteor showers are significant from an astrological and astronomical perspective, much like new and full moons. But prominent astrologer Kyle Thomas tells PEOPLE that the zodiac meaning of a lunation is far more significant than the latter.
Astrologically speaking, meteor showers certainly have some significance, although not as much as that of moon phases.
For example, lunar eclipses "are three times more powerful and emotional" than the monthly average lunation, according to Thomas, a renowned astrologer who provides astrological advice to celebrities, corporate leaders, and influential people, who speaks with PEOPLE.
"Technically speaking, a meteor shower doesn't have exact astrological relevance beyond the following information," he explains.
"So it isn't exactly like a new moon or full moon" — which mark "culminations, breakthroughs or breakdowns" in one's life — but it still can have an impact.
Thomas says spotting a meteor shower or shooting star is "always indicative of luck, synchronicity, and good fortune."
Why? He says that "the reason people believe to 'wish on a shooting star' is because it has been said for many years throughout time that these moments are rare, thus giving someone a boost of luck."
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