Leonids Meteor Shower
The Leonid Meteor Shower is just one of many meteor showers our Earth passes through each year, the Perseid and Orionid Meteor showers being two of them, in August and October respectively. The Comet Swift-Tuttle causing the Perseid shower, and
Keep your eyes on the sky during the pre-dawn hours of Nov. 17-20, because that's when the famous Leonid meteor shower is expected to peak. These meteors are fast (about 40 miles per second) and can leave trails of smoke, according to Astronomy.com.
Stargazers, get psyched: The Leonid meteor shower is expected to peak late Friday night and continue through the weekend. If you can find a clear, dark spot where the starry night sky is visible, you can expect to see as many as 15 to 20 shooting stars
The Leonids have been known to spark thousands of shooting stars per hour some years, making it one of the most popular meteor showers in the Northern Hemisphere.
It is called the Leonid Meteor Shower because of its origins in the constellation Leo. As the Comet Tempel-Tuttle makes its yearly orbit around our sun, the trail created by the Sun melting the Comet gives us the Meteor Show,