Meteor Show: “Better” Leonid Shower Starts Tonight

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: November 17, 2003   View Article

Shooting stars should be visible tonight, the traditional climax of the Leonid meteor shower. Sky watchers in the Americas, however, will observe peak activity early Wednesday morning.

The shower climaxed for viewers in eastern Asia late last week, but the nearly full moon washed out some meteors that would have otherwise been visible in a dark sky.

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