Leonid Meteor Shower

Well I’m a little late with this information but maybe you might find something interesting about it anyway.

The Leonid Meteor Shower makes it’s appearance every year in November with November 17th and 18th being the busiest. This year the high time was the wee hours of November 17th. Like 3am to 5am. It was predicted that there would be between 3 and 4 hundred meteors an hour. No. I didn’t get up to see. But I did however see a meteor last night about 9pm. We may see little straglers for the next couple of nights.

Did you know…

  • The Leonids are so named because they seem to originate from the constellation Leo.
  • The actual comet name is Temple-Tuttle
  • It has an intensity cycle of 33 or 34 years
  • The meteors from the Leonids actually make a buzzing sound
  • The shower was so intense in 1833 that people thought the world was ending.
  • The size of the meteors from the Leonids is the size of a grain of sand.

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