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Astronomical event: Leonid meteor shower

  • 17 Nov 2018
  • 11:59 PM
  • 18 Nov 2018
  • 7:00 AM


November’s Leonid meteor shower happens every year between the 6th and the 30th. It occurs when Earth crosses the orbital path of Comet Tempel-Tuttle.

This year it will peak after midnight between November 17 and 18. The Leonid shower is unique because it has a cyclonic peak about every 33 years - this is where hundreds of meteors can be seen per hour. The last time this happened was in 2001.


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