Leonid Meteor Shower: In mid-November, spectacular “shooting stars” will streak through the night sky as the Leonid meteor shower hits Earth once again. This annual meteor shower is responsible for some of the most intense meteor storms in history, with meteors falling at rates as high as 50,000 per hour.
This year’s Leonid meteor shower won’t be quite as impressive, though, said NASA meteor expert Bill Cooke. “This year, the Leonids are not in outburst, so the rates are going to be about 10 to 15 per hour,” he said. Outbursts occur when the Earth passes through a particularly dense patch of meteors. [Top 10 Leonid Meteor Shower Facts]
Sure, but the show is free.