*You can see the meteor on the right of the screen in the video above taken by Vinny Camarati in Brunswick*
STARK COUNTY, Ohio (WJW) — Clear skies Saturday night and especially in the wee hours Sunday could be ideal conditions to see large meteors blazing over Northeast Ohio and throughout the region.
Local astronomer Jay Reynolds said we are near the peak of the Leonid meteor shower.
“They (Leonids) can be extremely bright and we may continue to have reports like these, through this weekend,” he said.
Viewers across NE Ohio sent Fox 8 News photos of a large meteor seen Wednesday evening.
“No moon, a clear sky, and late at night, great timing!” Reynolds said. “The best chance to see meteors will be between 3 a.m. and 5 a.m. Sunday,” he said.
*Spencer Gaston said he saw this”large meteor” over Stark County 5:10 p.m. Wednesday*
“The term meteor “shower” is a bit misleading, as it’s really not a shower, it’s more of a trickle,” he added. “Even during the best meteor showers, in urban areas, you may see as many as one to five meteors in as little as 15 minutes.,” Reynolds said.
Reynolds has some tips for viewing.
“Head to someplace with an open sky, like a park or baseball diamond, with no lights in your direct view. “Be patient for 15 minutes and no cell phone screens,” he said.