The Leonid Meteor Shower Hits Tonight

November 16, 2014 11:37 PM

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Every November, adventurers brave wind, snow and possibly ice to see the famous Leonid meteor showers. The meteor shower occurs when Earth crosses into the debris of the Comet Temple-Tuttle. When the debris enters Earth’s atmosphere it vaporizes and creates the Leonid meteor showers.

Scientists have determined that tonight will be the best night to see the showers, the peak being just before dawn. This is because the moon will be largely out of the way, the light of which sometimes drowns out some weaker meteors. People from China to Ohio have gathered in their local clearings a...

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