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Annual Leonid meteor shower peaks tonight

Posted: 4:37 PM, Nov 16, 2016
Updated: 2016-11-16 16:38:39-05

The annual Leonid meteor shower peaks tonight and skies around south Florida will be clear. Temps will be a little cool so you may need a light jacket or sweater/sweatshirt to watch outside. 

If you don't like the outdoors, you can even watch the live webcast on Slooh.com where they will give interesting facts as you watch for meteors streaking across the screen.

The Leonid meteor shower is caused by the earth moving through debris left behind by the comet Tempel-Tuttle. It originates from the constellation Leo, giving it the name Leonid.

This year the moon will be big and bright so it may be tough to see all the meteors. Just the brightest will show up.

Watch the live webcast below: