Leonids rose to the occasion - despite bad weather
17-Jan-2001 One of the most exciting things about meteor showers is their sheer unpredictability. Just when astronomers think they know all about a particular shower, something happens to spring a surprise. One of the least predictable of the annual meteor showers is the Leonids, which appears each year around 16-18 November. This year bad weather hampered the observation efforts of ESA scientists, nevertheless their efforts did not go unrewarded.