The 2013 Leonid meteor shower peak occurred over the weekend but the display is expected to still continue tonight, according to the Examiner report. The University of Texas McDonald Observatory suggests that the best time viewing the sky display will be several hours before daylight.

"Meteor rates, normally 10-20 per hour, are predicted to be less than 10 per hour. The shower should be visible from any populated area on the planet with clear dark skies, though Northern Hemisphere observers are favored due to the radiant's location in the constellation Leo," National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)explained.

The space agency further added that optimal viewing is possible once the sky watchers found an open sky since the Leonid meteors can show up at any part of it. "Lie on the ground and look straight up into the dark sky. Again, it is important to be far away from artificial lights. Your eyes can take up to 30 minutes to adjust to the darkness, so allow plenty of time for your eyes to dark-adapt," NASA suggested.

In Texoma, several witnesses were astounded with the Leonid meteor shower with some reporting to the authorities that there was a plane plunging from the sky. "They said they could see it from where they were, which was off of State Highway 289 and Preston Forest," The KTEN report reads.

Emergence responders from different departments were sent to check out the scene but found out that there was no plane crash. "As the evening went on, the FAA was not reporting a downed aircraft. We were not receiving any beacon signals of distress. None of our emergency responders, including the aircraft that we had in the air doing flyovers, could determine or verify that a plane was down. That's when James Dalton with the emergency management said that it might be a meteor shower," Durant Police Department Captain Mike Woodruff recalled.

People who were not able to view the 2013 Leonid meteor shower peak display still have another way in experiencing them via the Internet. Numerous images captured and videos are expected to appear on science Web sites as well as social media sites and a couple of sites suggested for photo browsing includes, and Universe Today.

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