Leonids Meteor Shower

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Date(s) - Nov 17, 2015 until Nov 18, 2015
10:00 PM - 3:00 AM

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Meteor Shower

The Leonids is an average shower, producing an average of up to 15 meteors per hour at its peak. 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 Leonids is produced by dust grains left behind by comet Tempel-Tuttle, which was discovered in 1865