THE LEONID METEOR SHOWER PEAKS THIS WEEKEND

The Leonid meteor shower will peak this weekend, with the best viewing expected in the early morning hours of Sunday, Nov. 17.

The Leonids are known for their bright and fast meteors, which are often called shooting stars.

The meteor shower is caused by the Earth passing through the debris left behind by the comet Tempel-Tuttle.

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The Leonids are named after the constellation Leo, as the meteors appear to originate from that area of the sky.

To see the meteor shower, find a dark location away from city lights and give your eyes about 20-30 minutes to adjust to the darkness.

The Leonids are an annual event that occurs in November, and can produce up to 15 meteors per hour during the peak.

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