Leonids Meteor Shower
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♦ On November 17, the Meteor Shower will be at its peak.
♦ When Planet Earth travels through the densest section of the debris, the meteor shower reaches its peak.
♦ On November 17, spectators on the ground will be able to see pieces of cosmic debris. It will appear as if the sky is filled with fireworks.
♦ This meteor shower is caused by debris from the tiny comet “55P/Tempel-Tuttle” in the constellation Leo.
♦ It takes 33 years for the earth to complete one orbit around the sun.
♦ The Leonids are a major meteor shower that features the fastest meteors.
♦ Meteors typically move at a speed of 71 kilometers per second.
♦ Every 33 years, a Leonid shower transforms into a meteor storm.
♦ Hundreds to thousands of meteors are seen every hour during a meteor storm.
♦ When 1,000 meteors per hour are observed during a Leonid storm, it is called a meteor storm. The last meteor storm occurred in 2002.