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Leonids Meteor Shower 17/18 Nov

Leonids Meteor Shower.  This shower is unique in that it has a cyclonic peak about every 33 years where hundreds of meteors per hour can be seen. The last of these occurred in 2001.  The shower runs annually from November 6-30.  This year The Leonids is expected to produce an average of up to 15 meteors per hour at this evenings peak.

The Leonids is produced by dust grains left behind by comet Tempel-Tuttle, which was discovered in 1865.  With the pending new moon viewing should be excellent. Meteors will radiate from the constellation Leo, but can appear anywhere in the sky.  


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