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Leonid meteor shower will take place this month: When and where to watch

Firstpost | 16/11/2020 07:34 PM | Click to read full article

The Leonid meteor shower, which occurs mid-November every year, is considered to be a major shower.

In 2020, the Leonid meteor shower is expected to peak on the morning of 17 November. The shower happens when Earth crosses the orbital path of Comet 55P/Tempel-Tuttle. When the cometary debris enters Earth's atmosphere and vaporises, one gets to see the Leonid meteor shower. In 2020,  one can see up to 10-15 meteors per hour at the peak.