Leonid Meteor Shower of 2020 Peaks Tonight! What to expect here


One of the most famous annual meteor showers is reaching its peak – Leonids. These ultrafast meteors are due to crest tonight and Saturday morning (November 16–17).

Leonides is known for producing some of the most stunning meteor displays in the history of astronomy. The most notable were meteor storms in 1799, 1833 and 1966, when meteor rates of tens of thousands of hours per hour were observed. More recently, in 1999, 2001 and 2002, less Leonid displays “Only” occurred a few thousand meteors per hour.

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