Leonid meteor shower to peak early Tuesday – tonight! 20 to 30 meteors per hour over Americas and 200 to 300 over Asia. From 1999 to 2002, the streams produced outbursts of more than 1,000 meteors per hour. The Leonid shower is made of bits of debris from the Tempel-Tuttle comet, which streaks through Earth’s inner solar system every 33 years., coincidentally, Mars will be passing nearby at the time of the showers. “Leonids will appear to be shooting almost directly out of the planet Mars,

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