Leonids of 1966
Date: 16 November 1966
Copyright: Credit: New Mexico State University Observatory, A. Scott Murrell
Only one true meteor storm has occurred during the modern age of easy astrophotography. On the morning of November 17, 1966, skywatchers in western North America were spellbound by an awesome flood of faint and bright meteors around 12:00 Universal Time. At New Mexico State University Observatory, A. Scott Murrell used a camera tracking the stars to capture this 10- to 12-minute exposure with a 50-mm f/1.9 lens and Kodak Tri-X (ISO 400) film. The bowl of the Little Dipper is at bottom.
Last Update: 1 September 2019