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Amateur astronomers were out in force over the weekend to snap pics of The Leonids, an annual spectacular meteor shower. The Leonids stream down every year in mid-November. They are debris from the comet Tempel-Tuttle, which visits the inner solar system every 33 years and leaves a stream of dusty space rocks called meteoroids …

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Coat

good job it was crap cloudy weater , or I'd be upset no-one mentioned this on friday!

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Console yourself with:

"In the past, Leonids have been known to produce fantastic storms of thousands of shooting stars. This year, however, Earth is passing through the outskirts of the comet's debris stream, so the shower is relatively mild."

spaceweather.com for when you want to know when it is guaranteed to be cloudy at night in your area

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Coat

Shouldn't these be re-named the "Leonids Nimoy", or would that spok controversy.

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Anonymous Coward

Talking of showers...

... could you persuade your subeditors to take a cold one? This stuff gets old.

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Thanks for the videos to illustrate the meteor shower I missed, but the second one has got me really angry. Seriously, "Video's by Jere" makes me want to F***ing shout and F***ing swear. Why does that need an apostrophe?

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