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This shower is special in that, some years, we get thousands of meteors per hour, and they hit so fast (40 MILES per SECOND) that they leave outstanding fireballs and smoke-trails.
Comet 55P/Tempel-Tuttle, two-and-a-half miles across and passing us every 33 years, is responsible for this light show. Where to look? Toward the constellation Leo!