Leonid meteor shower

Leonid meteor shower

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Credit: JOHN CHUMACK/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Leonid meteor shower 30 miles north of Frederick, Camp David, Maryland in 2001. Leonid meteor showers occur every year around November 17 and are produced when the Earth passes close to the trailing debris of a comet. The meteors leave glowing trails after they are vaporized.

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Keywords: astronomy, astrophotography, cosmology, leonid, leonid meteor shower, leonid meteor showers, leonids, meteor, meteor shower, meteor showers, meteors, night skies, night sky, shooting star

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