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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.

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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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Paul Tomaszewski is a science & tech writer as well as a programmer and entrepreneur. He is the founder and editor-in-chief of CosmoBC. He has a degree in computer science from John Abbott College, a bachelor's degree in technology from the Memorial University of Newfoundland, and completed some business and economics classes at Concordia University in Montreal. While in college he was the vice-president of the Astronomy Club. In his spare time he is an amateur astronomer and enjoys reading or watching science-fiction. You can follow him on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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