This year's fall of the deadly Leontids star will end on Saturday night, November 17, until Sunday's dawn at the northern hemisphere, including Greece.
If there are no clouds (which is quite difficult due to the expected time), the conditions will be suitable for night observation, as the next full month will be November 23, when the sky will be relatively dark.
Leontides is an average spectacular precipitation, but from time to time it is progressing to be extremely impressive. Usually he creates 15 "five-tones" per hour, but every 33 years he has a periodical climax of hundreds or even thousands of hours per hour. Their latest spectacular year was in 2001.
The diatonite rain lasts from November 6 to November 30 and appears to come from the constellation Lea, from where it was named. In fact, particles of dust left behind the comet 55P / Tempel-Tatl, discovered in 1865 and every new month, its remnants cross Earth's orbit. The comet will re-enter Earth in 2031.
While the Earth is wandering around the Sun, the remnants of the comet fill the highest layer of the atmosphere of our planet, burns due to friction and form bright spheres, known as "pettastria" or perforated or meteors.