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Leonid Meteor Shower Peaks Thursday, Nov. 17

Leonid Meteor Shower Peaks Thursday, Nov. 17

The best viewing for this year's Leonid meteor shower will be several hours before dawn on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 17 and 18, according to the editors of StarDate magazine. However, the rising of the half-full moon coincides with the shower and will probably wash out all but the brightest meteors.

Comet Hartley 2 Visible in Morning Sky This Week

Comet Hartley 2 Visible in Morning Sky This Week

The small comet Hartley 2 makes its closest approach to Earth today, and should be visible to the unaided eye for several days under dark skies in the hours before dawn, according to the editors of StarDate magazine.