Strong Leonid Meteor Shower Expected Nov. 18

The Leonids are caused by debris left behind by Comet Temple-Tuttle, a celestial body that orbits the sun every 33 years. This year there could be a big burst of up to 150 meteors per hour on Saturday night. Get details and see Leonid photos.

When and Where to Watch: People in eastern North America could see the burst of meteors starting at 11:45PM ET that night. Meteor activity also occurs for a few nights before and after the peak. Full Story Below, check out photos from previous Leonid meteor showers.

Moderator's note: Celestial activity was and continues to be important to the Taino people and in this context should be observed with reverence.

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