Leonid Meteor Shower to Peak This Week! Here’s All You Need to Know About These Fireballs

16 days ago The Weather Channel

Meteor Shower (NASA/Bill Ingalls)For sky gazers, November is a gift that keeps on giving, with not one but three meteor showers in store for the month! However, the meteor showers will peak on November 17-18, and below, we talk more about the Leonids and how to best view them. What are the Leonid meteor showers? Triggered by the rubble left behind by the Tempel-Tuttle comet interacting with the Earth's atmosphere, they are among the most popular meteor showers around the world, and also one of the fastest with an average velocity of 71km/s. Fireballs are derived from large debris from comets and can persist longer than an average meteor streak.
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