Leonid meteor

Leonid meteor

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Credit: JOHN CHUMACK/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Leonid meteor closeup taken on November 19, 2002 in St. Louis, MI. 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 showers, leonids, meteor, meteor shower, meteor showers, meteors, outer space, shooting star, shooting stars

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