Posted by: Sandy Steinman | November 17, 2017

Leonid Meteor Shower Peaks Tonight and Tomorrow

EarthSky reports

November’s wonderful Leonid meteor shower happens every year Around November 17 or 18, as our world crosses the orbital path of Comet Tempel-Tuttle. Like many comets, Tempel-Tuttle litters its orbit with bits of debris. It’s when this cometary debris enters Earth’s atmosphere, and vaporizes, that we see the Leonid meteor shower. In 2017, the peak night of the shower is expected from midnight to dawn on Friday and Saturday mornings (November 17 and 18). Best yet, there is no moon to intrude on the Leonid meteor shower in 2017. Although this shower is known for its periodic storms, no Leonid storm is expected this year. Follow the links below to learn more:

How many Leonid meteors will you see in 2017?

When should you watch for Leonid meteors in 2017?

Where should you watch the meteor shower?

Which direction should I look to see the Leonids?

Will the Leonids produce a meteor storm in 2017?

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