Annual Leonid meteor shower

The annual Leonid meteor shower

hit its regular peak over the weekend, but stargazers who missed the

event may catch the second act of the shooting stars show tonight and

early Nov. 20.

Night sky photographer Mike Hankey of Freeland, Md., captured this dazzling Leonid meteor on Nov. 17, 2012, during the peak of the annual Leonid meteor shower.
Leonid Meteor Shower May Flare Up Early Tuesday
Night sky photographer Mike Hankey of Freeland, Md., captured this dazzling Leonid meteor on Nov. 17, 2012, during the peak of the annual Leonid meteor shower.
Photographer Scott Tully captured this view of a Leonid meteor over rural Connecticut before sunrise on Nov. 17, 2012, during the peak of the annual Leonid meteor shower.
Amazing Leonid Meteor Shower Photos Captured By Stargazers
Photographer Scott Tully captured this view of a Leonid meteor over rural Connecticut before sunrise on Nov. 17, 2012, during the peak of the annual Leonid meteor shower.
French skywatcher Jeremie Vaubaillon captured this image during the 2001 Leonid meteor shower from South Korea.
Leonid Meteor Shower to Shine in Weekend Sky
French skywatcher Jeremie Vaubaillon captured this image during the 2001 Leonid meteor shower from South Korea.
Photographer Chris Gruhusko captured this view of the Leonid meteor shower in November 2001 over the north face of Wind Mountain in the Cornudas Mountain of Southern New Mexico.
Leonid Meteor Shower Peaks This Week
Photographer Chris Gruhusko captured this view of the Leonid meteor shower in November 2001 over the north face of Wind Mountain in the Cornudas Mountain of Southern New Mexico.
Leonid meteors are seen streaking across the sky over snow-capped Mount Fuji, Japan's highest mountain, early Monday Nov. 19, 2001, in this 7-minute exposure photo. Star gazers braved cold temperatures at the foot of Mount Fuji to observe the shower of Leonid meteors. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye)
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Leonid meteors are seen streaking across the sky over snow-capped Mount Fuji, Japan's highest mountain, early Monday Nov. 19, 2001, in this 7-minute exposure photo. Star gazers braved cold temperatures at the foot of Mount Fuji to observe the shower of Leonid meteors. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye)
Colorful streaks of meteors are seen in the sky of the suburbs of Beijing on Monday, Nov. 19, 2001. The Leonids meteor shower occured in Beijing, Nanjing and other places in the early morning of Nov. 19. (AP Photo/Xinhua, Li Jundong)
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Colorful streaks of meteors are seen in the sky of the suburbs of Beijing on Monday, Nov. 19, 2001. The Leonids meteor shower occured in Beijing, Nanjing and other places in the early morning of Nov. 19. (AP Photo/Xinhua, Li Jundong)
Several Leonids meteors are seen streaking through the sky over Joshua Tree National Park, Calif., looking to the south in the Southern California desert in this approximately 25-minute time exposure ending at 3:45 a.m. PST (11:45 UT) Sunday, Nov. 18, 2001. Two are visable at center, one partly hidden behind a Joshua tree branch. Two more faint meteors are just above the scrub brush at lower right, and two other faint meteors appear at top and center left.. The Leonid shower occurs each November, whenthe Earth's orbit takes it through a trail of dust particles left by the Comet Tempel-Tuttle, which swings around the sun once every 33 years. The horizontal streaks are stars and or planets. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
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Several Leonids meteors are seen streaking through the sky over Joshua Tree National Park, Calif., looking to the south in the Southern California desert in this approximately 25-minute time exposure ending at 3:45 a.m. PST (11:45 UT) Sunday, Nov. 18, 2001. Two are visable at center, one partly hidden behind a Joshua tree branch. Two more faint meteors are just above the scrub brush at lower right, and two other faint meteors appear at top and center left.. The Leonid shower occurs each November, whenthe Earth's orbit takes it through a trail of dust particles left by the Comet Tempel-Tuttle, which swings around the sun once every 33 years. The horizontal streaks are stars and or planets. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
Leonids meteors are seen streaking through the sky in Muju county, 300 kilometers, southwest of Seoul, South Korea Monday, Nov. 19, 2001. (AP Photo/Yonhap)
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Leonids meteors are seen streaking through the sky in Muju county, 300 kilometers, southwest of Seoul, South Korea Monday, Nov. 19, 2001. (AP Photo/Yonhap)
Meteors are visible from the Prince Hamaza Camp, an observation site for the Leonid meteor shower, in the Azraq desert 100km from Amman November 19, 2002. The meteors, visible from Europe and North America, should have been the biggest shooting star display of the 21st century. However, the full moon thwarted many star gazers from enjoying the spectacle. REUTERS/Ali Jarekji
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Meteors are visible from the Prince Hamaza Camp, an observation site for the Leonid meteor shower, in the Azraq desert 100km from Amman November 19, 2002. The meteors, visible from Europe and North America, should have been the biggest shooting star display of the 21st century. However, the full moon thwarted many star gazers from enjoying the spectacle. REUTERS/Ali Jarekji

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