A meteor shows up against the aurora borealis near Homer, Alaska, in this 1998 photo. It was part of the Leonid meteor showers, which are impressive as Earth passes through the tail of the comet Tempel-Tuttle.
A meteor shows up against the aurora borealis near Homer, Alaska, in this 1998 photo. It was part of the Leonid meteor showers, which are impressive as Earth passes through the tail of the comet Tempel-Tuttle. Dennis Anderson/AP
A meteor shows up against the aurora borealis near Homer, Alaska, in this 1998 photo. It was part of the Leonid meteor showers, which are impressive as Earth passes through the tail of the comet Tempel-Tuttle. Dennis Anderson/AP

Step outside late Friday to watch Leonid ‘shooting stars’

November 17, 2017 02:57 PM