What is it?
Leonids meteor shower is a collection of shooting stars or meteors, which are actually leftover debris from a comet called 55P/Tempel-Tuttle. They take 33 years to make a full orbit around the sun, and although they reach peak visibility in the sky on the 17th, they are actually visible for the entire month of November. This exciting annual event is visible everywhere in the world, with the Northern Hemisphere getting the best look. But don’t worry, you can still get a good view here in Australia.
How did Leonids meteor shower get its name?
Leonids meteor shower gets its name from the constellation Leo, as it is at this location in the sky that the shower is at its brightest.