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Leonids Meteor Shower


The Leonid shower's parent comet, 55P/Tempel-Tuttle, tends to create narrow concentrated streams of debris that produced prodigious displays in the late 1990s, when it last swung close to the Sun. Since then the shower's activity has varied from year to year, usually offering little more than a trickle of shooting stars radiating from Leo’s Sickle. The nominal peak should be around 5:00 UT — great timing for North Americans. - See more

Earlier Event: November 5
Southern Taurids Meteor Shower