Leonids Meteor Shower


Leonids (LEO)

Active: November 6—30; Maximum: November 18,  Pre-dawn  ZHR ~ 10;
V = 71 km/s;

The last perihelion passage of the Leonid’s parent comet, 55P/Temple-Tuttle, in 1998 is almost two decades ago now. With the knowledge of the dust ejection and trail evolution, variable activity has been modelled and observed in several years. The Leonids occur during a waning gibbous moon and so the showert will not be the best viewing this year.