Midway Between Storms: Our Guide to the 2014 Leonid Meteors

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Snapshots of Leonid meteors from 2012 and 2013 Credit: The United Kingdom Meteor Network.

If there’s one meteor shower that has the potential to bring on a storm of epic proportions, it’s the Leonids. Peaking once every 33 years, these fast movers hail from the Comet 55P Temple-Tuttle, and radiate from the Sickle, or backwards “question mark” asterism in the constellation Leo. And although 2014 is an “off year” in terms of storm prospects, it’s always worth taking heed these chilly November mornings as we await the lion’s roar once again.(…)
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