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Upcoming Meteor Shower: Leonids

Leonid meteor shower. Copyright: Jimmy Westlake
Leonid meteor shower. Copyright: Jimmy Westlake

2013 Leonids Forecast
This year the Leonids will peak during the night (after midnight) and early morning hours of 16 and 17 of November. A full moon will shine all night long, making 2013 an unfavorable year for watching the Leonids.

Fast Facts

  • Comet of Origin: 55P/Tempel-Tuttle
  • Radiant: Constellation Leo
  • Active: 6-30 Nov. 2013
  • Peak Activity: 16-17 Nov. 2013
  • Peak Activity Meteor Count: Approximately 15 meteors per hour
  • Meteor Velocity: 71 km (44 miles) per second
More on the Leonids

Upcoming Events:

5 May 2014 - 6 May 2014:  Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower Peak
28 Jul 2014 - 29 Jul 2014:  Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower Peak
12 Aug 2014 - 13 Aug 2014:  Perseids Meteor Shower Peak
21 Oct 2014 - 22 Oct 2014:  Orionids Meteor Shower Peak
17 Nov 2014 - 18 Nov 2014:  Leonids Meteor Shower Peak
13 Dec 2014 - 14 Dec 2014:  Geminids Meteor Shower Peak
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Last Updated: 20 Dec 2013