Leonid Meteor Shower 2018
Leonid Meteor Shower 2018 – Leonids. The Leonid Meteor Shower peaks on the evening of the 17th/ 18th November 2018. In the past, it’s been one of the most dramatic and infamous meteor showers. Read on to find out more.
At different times in history, the Leonid Meteor Shower produced heavy meteor showers and storms. The most noteworthy were in 1833 and 1966 when the Leonids produced tens of thousands of meteors per hour! As a result, these Leonid storms literally had the appearance of meteors falling from the sky like rain! Because of this the Leonids have become one of the more famous meteor showers.
Frightened witnesses held on to objects on the ground as the feeling of Earth speeding through space was incredibly strong. The shooting stars came from a point in the sky in the constellation of Leo the Lion (the Leonids radiant). Amplifying the feeling of the Earths movement through space. So why did this happen?
The Cause of the Leonid Meteor Shower
This dramatic phenomenon is due to the shower’s parent comet “Temple-Tuttle” which orbits the sun every 33 years. As a result, the comet ejects vast amounts of material into ...