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The Leonid Meteor Shower is Peaking

By: Trent Bartley
Posted: November 17, 2020 03:58

One of the ONLY Free shows going...

One of the ONLY Free shows going...

One of the ONLY Free shows going...

     Give me a cloudless Manitoba Winter Sky. Away from City lights you can see the workings of Creation itself, and a special show is on right now. The Leonids Meteor Shower takes place when the Earth passes through the debris of a small comet called Tempel-Tuttle. The meteors are tiny bits of comet that shine brightly as they burn up in the Earth's atmosphere.

     NASA is predicting no more than 15 meteors per hour this year, but says Leonid meteors are typically bright and can also be colourful. They're also among the fastest meteors of any meteor shower, averaging around 71 kilometres per second.

     The best time to watch for them is between midnight and dawn... OR - if you want to see it on YOUR schedule...

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