Astronomy,  Stargazing

Leonid Meteor Shower Will Peak Tomorrow (November 17, 2022)

2009 Leonid Meteor Shower
A meteor during the peak of the 2009 Leonid Meteor Shower. The photograph shows the meteor, afterglow, and wake as distinct components. Photo by Ed Sweeney. License: CC BY 3.0.

Tomorrow, November 17, the Leonid meteor shower will peak. You can expect 15 meteors per hour on average if conditions are ideal. They will appear to radiate from the constellation of Leo. This meteor shower originates from debris left behind by the comet 55P/Tempel-Tuttle.

I hope you will have clear skies and will be able to enjoy this month’s largest meteor shower!

Leo Constellation Map IAU
Leo Constellation Map. Credit: IAU and Sky & Telescope magazine (Roger Sinnott & Rick Fienberg). License: CC BY 3.0.

See more information and other astronomical events in our stargazing calendar for November 2022.

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