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Leonids meteor shower, 19th century

Leonids meteor shower, 19th century

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Leonids meteor shower. The Earth is shown crossing the path of the debris that forms the Leonid meteor shower. This occurs annually for about 2 days around mid-November when the Earth crosses the orbit of debris produced by the comet Tempel-Tuttle. Artwork from the ninth volume (first period of 1892) of the French popular science weekly 'La Science Illustree'.

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