WATCH the Leonid Meteor Shower 2016 live online here

Slooh added: “The Leonids have captivated humans for hundreds of years, becoming famous for remarkable outbursts in years past.” 

The great Leonid Meteor storm of 1833 was seen from North America, produced as many as 200,000 meteors per hour and lasted nearly four hours. 

At the time, astronomer Agnes Clerke said: “A tempest of falling stars broke over the Earth… The sky was scored in every direction with shining tracks and illuminated with majestic fireballs.” 

During the broadcast on Thursday night, viewers can ask questions and submit their own meteor photos by tweeting @Slooh. 

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