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Coming to Tonight's Sky: The Leonids

Meteor shower will peak overnight, but look out for that moon

(Newser) - If you've been over Dancing With the Stars for at least a dozen years, the home of the actual stars is offering you some alternative Sunday night entertainment. The Leonid meteor shower—so named because it appears to originate in the constellation Leo—will peak overnight, clocking in at... More »

Get Ready, Night Owls: Leonids Return This Weekend

Peak viewing time is before dawn on Sunday

(Newser) - It's time again for the Leonids, the meteor shower repeated annually in mid-November. It comes as Earth passes through a trail of debris left by the comet 55P/Tempel-Tuttle, which orbits the sun once every 33 years. Earth will pass through the thickest part of debris at 7pm EST Saturday,... More »

Leonid Meteor Shower Returns

Peak time for viewing is midnight across the US

(Newser) - Get ready to tune your eyes on the sky: The annual Leonid meteor shower will hit its peak overnight on Tuesday, sending shooting stars above the eastern horizon around midnight local time on both coasts. Unfortunately, clouds will cover much of the skies across the US, but those in areas... More »

Leonid Meteor Shower Peaks This Weekend

But the full moon is working against sky-watchers this time

(Newser) - The annual Leonid meteor shower arrives this weekend, so prepare to be ... not quite dazzled. As it happens, the full moon also arrives this weekend, which is going to cut down on the number of streaks you see, reports USA Today . The Leonids' peak comes in the predawn hours of... More »

Meteor Shower Tonight

Leonids peak overnight

(Newser) - The Leonid meteor shower is making its annual November visit, and it peaks overnight tonight, reports ABC News . The Leonids generally aren't the most spectacular of shows, but patient sky-watchers will likely be rewarded given the young moon. If you can't get outside, NASA plans a live feed... More »

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