Leonid Meteor Shower: Bright Fireballs in November


Editor’s Note: This year’s Leonid meteor shower will peak overnight on Nov. 16-17, 2021. 

Many years, the Leonids are one of the best meteor showers skywatchers can catch. Every November, observers can expect peaks of 10 to 15 meteors an hour. Occasionally, the display turns sublime: every 33 years or so, there have been instances of the Leonids producing meteors at a rate of about 1,000 — or more — in an hour. However, this won’t happen again until 2034. 



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