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Peaking Today: The Leonid meteor shower!

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Leonid meteor shower will reach its peak this week, when Earth travels through the trail of frozen, stony debris left by the comet Tempel-Tuttle about 30 years ago.

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The Leonids may appear bright, if not colorful as they dash through the atmosphere of Earth.

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The best view will be for skywatchers in Europe and western Asia; observers in North America will need to wait until after midnight for the optimum view.

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Around 7 p.m. EST on Thursday (Nov. 17), Earth will swoop close to an especially dense region of debris, causing sightings of about 15 meteors per hour.

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The Leonids may be visible again on Saturday, Nov. 19, when Earth may travel through a trail of debris left by the comet more than 300 years ago.

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 Viewers in North America who are awake at 1 a.m. ET will have the opportunity to observe anywhere between 50 and 200 meteors every hour.