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The Leonids 98 Wednesday, 2 December, 1998, 17:37 GMT
Into the light storm
Map
The shooting stars appear to come from Leo
It was billed as a truly spectacular display of celestial fireworks.

The Leonid meteor shower was due to peak at around 1945 GMT on Tuesday, 17 November. However, It now seems the real peak was many hours before this.

Return to mission Leonid
BBC Science reporter Chris Riley reflects on his recent trip with Nasa to study the Leonid meteor shower.

Hit-and-miss meteor display
The Leonid meteor storm arrived earlier than predicted leaving many observers disappointed.

Leonids arrive too early
Dr David Whitehouse explains why the shower did not live up to expectations.

The night the stars fell
As the Earth plunges through dust and debris, the sky lights up with thousands of shooting stars.

Streams of dust
The fragments of space debris that give rise to meteors are usually no bigger than a grain of sand.

Small and dangerous
Meteors can cause problems for orbiting satellites.

Leonids storm across the Web
We have put together a collection of Internet links. There are plenty of excellent sites. Some even have Webcams.

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