The meteor showers visible annually about November 16: they appear to radiate from the constellation Leo.
Leonids Sentence Examples
They radiate from a point within the Sickle of Leo and are termed Leonids.
In 1867 the remarkable discovery was made that Tempel's comet (1866: I.) revolved in an orbit identical with that of the Leonids.
His great contribution to astronomy dates from 1866, when he showed that meteors or shooting stars traverse space in cometary orbits, and, in particular, that the orbits of the Perseids and Comet III., 1862, and of the Leonids and Comet I., 1866, were practically the same.