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Leonid Meteor Shower

By: 11 News
By: 11 News

IF YOU'RE OUTDOORS TUESDAY MORNING JUST BEFORE SUNRISE... LOOK AT THE SKY AND YOU'LL SEE A SPECTACULAR SHOW.

THE ANNUAL LEONID METEOR SHOWER IS EXPECTED TO BOMBARD THE EARTH'S ATMOSPHERE WITH THOUSANDS OF TINY METEORS.

THE METEORS ARE DUST PARTICLES LEFT BEHIND BY THE COMET TEMPEL-TUTTLE 136-YEARS AGO.

EVERY YER IN NOVEMBER, THE EARTH MOVES THROUGH THIS DENSE DEBRIS TRAIL,

WHICH CROSSES THE PLANET'S ORBIT. THE BEST TIME TO VIEW THIS CELESTIAL EVENT IN NORTH AMERICA WILL BY AT ABOUT FIVE-THIRTY A-M EASTIME TIME. AS MANY AS FIVE-THOUSAND METEORS PER HOUR MIGHT BE VISIBLE AS THEY BURN UP
IN THE ATMOSPHERE.

ASTRONOMERS SAY THE NEXT LEONID SHOWER CLOSE TO THIS MAGNITUDE WILL BE IN THE YEAR 2099.


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