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November 15, 2009 | By

November 17th and 18th mark the peak of the famous Leonid meteor shower, and this year the pros expect to see up to 500 of those sparkly guys sprinkling the sky.  You won't even need a telescope because the moon is going to be nearly nonexistent and the sky is set to be clear.  Just after daybreak on the 17th is supposed to be the strongest time to see the meteors so grab a blanket, and a thermos filled with something of your choice, and head out to the country for some beautiful shooting stars.

Go here for some interesting meteor tidbits and viewing tips.

Go here to learn more about the Leonid meteor showers in general (Leos, this is especially for you. They shoot right through your constellation.)

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