November 18, 2001 Leonid Meteor Shower

Updated December 25, 2001

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During the morning of November 18, 2001, the Leonid meteor shower blazed away as predicted. The first photograph, clearly showing 2 bright Leonids passing by the constellation Orion, was taken by Mark Pogany from Indian Hill Observatory.

The 4 remaining photos were taken by Jim Brownfield from his house in Huntsburg. Those wispy clouds in 2 of the photos are the "trains" left by the brightest of meteors. The wispy remnants of a meteor dissipate over a few seconds/minutes in the upper Earth's atmosphere.

November 18, 2001 Leonid Meteors. Photograph by Mark Pogany

November 18, 2001 Leonid Meteors. Photograph by Jim Brownfield.

November 18, 2001 Leonid Meteors. Photograph by Jim Brownfield.


November 18, 2001 Leonid Meteors. Photograph by Jim Brownfield.

November 18, 2001 Leonid Meteors. Photograph by Jim Brownfield.

 

 

   
 
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