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Leonids Meteor Shower | 2019

Monday, November 18, 2019 - 11:59 pm to 4:00 am | Cost: FREE
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November’s wonderful Leonid meteor shower happens every year around November 17 or 18, as the world crosses the orbital path of Comet Tempel-Tuttle.

In 2019, the moon will display a waning gibbous phase on the peak night of the Leonid shower, the night of November 17 to the morning of November 18. The Leonids tend to produce the most meteors in the predawn hours, at which time the moon – unfortunately – will be rather close to the radiant point of this shower.

2019 Leonids Meteor Shower
Peak: November 17 or 18, 2019 | Very Early Morning
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The Leonids is produced by dust grains left behind by comet Tempel-Tuttle, which was discovered in 1865. This shower is unique in that it has a cyclonic peak about every 33 years where hundreds of meteors per hour can be seen.

That last of these occurred in 2001. The shower runs annually from November 6-30.

Source: EarthSky

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