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Leonid Meteor Shower
November 17 @ 10:00 pm - November 18 @ 5:00 am
The Leonid meteor shower is annually active in the month of November and it usually peaks around November 17 or 18. The shower is called Leonids because its radiant, or the point in the sky where the meteors seem to emerge from, lies in the constellation Leo.
The Leonids occur when the Earth passes through the debris left by the comet Tempel-Tuttle. The comet takes around 33 years to make one orbit around the Sun.
You can see about 20 meteors an hour when the the Leonids meteor shower reaches its peak of activity.