November 24, 2020

It’s time for the Leonids: Look up as meteor shower peaks this weekend

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The Leonids meteor shower has been active for the past two weeks and this weekend the cosmic debris show is hitting its peak.

Leonids, named for the constellation Leo where the shower appears to originate from, started earlier this month and should give something of a show over the next few days. It’s true peak appeared to be Friday morning — early. It will continue until the beginning of December.

Already some impressive displays have lit up the night sky. This particular meteor shower occurs when crossing the debris of Comet Temple/Tuttle, which orbits the sun every 33 years.

Here’s a fireball likely part of the shower, as seen in . Another big streak can be seen in the video above.

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