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Astronomical event: Leonid meteor shower peak

  • 17 Nov 2019
  • 11:59 PM
  • 18 Nov 2019
  • 7:00 AM

The Leonid meteor shower happens every year between the 15th and the 20th November. It occurs when Earth crosses the orbital path of Comet Tempel-Tuttle.

This year it will peak after midnight between November 17 and 18. The Leonid shower is unique because it has a cyclonic peak about every 33 years - this is where hundreds of meteors can be seen per hour. The last time this happened was in 2001.

The North Pennines Observatory is owned and operated by the North Pennines AONB Partnership

The Observatory is currently only available for private bookings

North Pennines AONB Partnership, Allendale Village Hall, Allendale, Northumberland NE47 9PR 

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