Gamma Leonis

The Sickle

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the sickle of leo

The Sickle of Leo is one of the most recognizable patterns in the spring sky. Formed by some of the brightest stars in the constellation Leo, the asterism outlines the mane of the celestial Lion.
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leonid meteor shower

The Leonids (Leonid meteor shower) are an annual meteor shower occurring in November.

They are called Leonids because their radiant lies in the constellation Leo. The Leonid meteors are associated with the comet Tempel-Tuttle. They appear to originate from a point in the sky near the bright star Algieba, Gamma Leonis.
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