From SPACEWEATHER.COM...The annual Leonid meteor shower is peaking today, Nov. 17th-18th, as Earth passes through a thicket of debris from Comet Tempel-Tuttle. So far the shower has been a modest one, with fewer than ~25 meteors per hour according to international counts. The reason: Earth is missing the densest swarms of comet dust. Nevertheless, some bright Leonids have been seen, and even more have been heard. Tune into Spaceweather Radio for live Leonid echoes. More updates to follow.
Posted by elp allsky at 1:20:00 AM
This is the week that the famous Leonid meteor shower will be reaching its peak, and the best viewing of these ultra-swift "shooting stars" should come...(more)...