DEL RIO, Texas (KXAN) – A blazing meteor near Del Rio was caught on dashcam Thursday while Leonid meteor showers continue this week.
KXAN viewer Richard Fujikawa posted a video that his dashcam captured while traveling near the area.
According to Space.com, the Leonid meteors are caused by the Temple-Tuttle comet, which moves through our solar system every 33.3 years. When the comet passes near the sun, it leaves a trail of dirt through which the earth passes.
The National Weather Service in Brownsville tweeted another video of the meteor being captured by one of its meteorologists.
In 2019, the view of the shower was obstructed by many of the moon lights. This year, a thin crescent moon will only be 5% illuminated, making it easier to see the meteors. Below is a video of the 2019 screen.