The Leonid meteor shower should get under way about 10:30 p.m. Monday.
Scientists predict the shower will be visible in the night sky from Western Africa to the Eastern United States. The best time for viewing will be in the two hours before sunrise Tuesday morning.
Scientists predict the next opportunity to view such an active Leonid shower will be in 2098.
The meteors are dust particles shed by Comet Tempel-Tuttle, which swings around the sun once every 33 years. The dust for this year's show was laid down by the comet in 1866.
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