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  Weather spoils sight of meteor shower
Updated 19 November 2002, 09.39
Where to see the Leonid meteor shower
Cloud, mist and fog stopped loads of stargazers from seeing a spectacular space show.

One of the most impressive meteor storms of the last 100 years happened on Monday night, but hardly anyone could see it.

It was expected that people would have been able to see hundreds of meteors burn up in the earth's atmosphere as part of the Leonid meteor shower.

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But terrible weather meant you would have had to have been halfway up a mountain to see anything according to one weather expert.

Meteors look like very distant fireworks and happen when bits of rock and dust fall to earth, vanishing in a streak of light.

The Leonid meteors come from a comet called Tempel-Tuttle, and happen every November when the orbit of earth takes it through the comet's trail.

Did you avoid the weather and see the Leonid meteors? We'd love to hear from you.

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