November 16, 2012

Terrific Leonid Meteor Shower Peaks Early Saturday

Joe Rao, Space.com


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This weekend brings us the return of the famous Leonid meteor shower, a meteor display that has brought great anticipation and excitement to night sky watchers around the world.

This will be a favorable year to look for the Leonid meteor shower because the moon will be only crescent and will have set in the west long before the constellation Leo begins to rise into the night sky.

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