Leonids 2001 Meteor Gallery: Page 4
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Summary: Sky watchers who saw it will never forget it: the 2001 Leonid meteor storm. The display began on Sunday morning, Nov. 18th, when Earth glided into a dust cloud shed by comet Tempel-Tuttle in 1766. Thousands of meteors per hour rained over North America and Hawaii. Then, on Monday morning Nov. 19th (local time in Asia), it happened again: Earth entered a second cometary debris cloud from Tempel-Tuttle. Thousands more Leonids then fell over east Asian countries and Australia.

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  Photographer, Location Images Comments

Frank S. Andreassen, Harstad, Norway
Nov. 18
#1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, #8, more These splendid images capture many Leonid meteors racing through the Northern Lights over Norway. One of the photos shows a strange double meteor, too. Photo details: Nikon F801s camera, 35mm f:1.4 lens and Fuji Provia 1600 film. Exposure times from 7 to 12 seconds.

Paulo Raymundo, Salvador, Brazil
Nov. 18
#1, more P. Raymundo: "I saw a -9 mag. fireball at 06:07 UT, which left a smoke train that could be seen for ten minutes with the naked eye. The animated sequence of photos shows the evolution of the train." Photo details: 50mm f/1.7 lens and Fuji Superia 1600 film

Jimmy Westlake, Arches National Park, Utah, USA
Nov. 18
#1, #2, #3 All of these photos show Leonid meteors (as many as 14 of them in one image) radiating from the constellation Leo, which is just rising above the "South Window" arch of Arches National Park in Utah.

Robert M. Sandy, Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Nov. 18
#1 The thumbnail is no substitute for the beautiful full-sized version of this image, which clearly shows many meteors streaking out of the constellation Leo -- a pleasing illustration of the radiant effect.

John E Cordiale, Glens Falls, New York, USA
Nov. 18
#1, #2 Photo #2 shows a beautiful rainbow-colored meteor streaking behind winter-bare trees in New York

John Russell, Nome, Alaska, USA
Nov. 18
#1 J. Russell: "I saw dozens of meteors in as many seconds, and most evaded my camers's FOV, but I did nail this single modest fellow on the docks just meters from my porch." Photo details: Fuji Superia 800, Nikkor 28mm @ f1.4, 13 seconds

David Harvey, near Nachita, New Mexico, USA
Nov. 18
#1 View the full-sized image to see 8 Leonids, zodiacal light, and illuminated clouds near the horizon. Photo details: Camera: Canon EOS 3; Lens: 15mm Fisheye; F-ratio: 2.8; Film: Fuji Provia 400F pushed to ISO 800; Mount: Modified Cave Astrola; Exposure: 30 minutes

Jimmy Herrera, Estación Marte, Coahuila, Mexico
Nov. 18
#1, #2 More Leonid smoke trains! Photo details: Olympus OM-1; Kodak Gold ISO-800; 28mm f/2.

F. Hamilton, near Mathias, West Virginia
Nov. 18
#1, #2 These ten-minute exposures captured plenty of Leonid meteors! Photo Details: Canon AE-1 with Kodak Max 800 film through a 50 mm lens working at f1.8.

Yukio Sanuki, southern Hokkaido, Japan
Nov. 19
#1 At least a half-dozen Leonid meteors appear in this starry photo.

Kevin Ady, Running Springs, CA, USA
Nov. 18
#1, #2, #3 These images show a pair of green-colored Leonids streaking over the brightly-lit San Bernardino Valley in california.

Joe Polizzi, West Bend, WI, USA
Nov. 18
#1 A pair of bright-pink Leonid meteors streaks through Ursa Mjor, better seen in the full-sized version. Photo details: 4-6 minute exposures, tracked; Yashinon lens at f/2.8; Kodak 400 film.

Brian Larmay, S. Kettle Morain State Forest, WI, USA
Nov. 20
#1, more Photo Details: Camera: Nikon FG; Lens: Nikon 50mm f/1.8 @f/4; Film: Fuji 800 4th layer; Exposure:13 mins

Rika and James Pittman, near Birmingham, Alabama, USA
Nov. 18
#1 R. Pittman: "I captured two colorful Leonids between the Beehive Cluster in Cancer and Jupiter. Photo Details: Canon AE1 camera, 50mm lens, f1.8, @60-90 second exposure."

More images (click on the name of the photographer to view the image):
Tat-Sang "Alex" Choy (Gainesville, Florida); Jennie Johnson (Longview, TX); Eddie Ledbetter (Register, GA); Carl Chan and Anthony Chung (Lantau Island, Hong Kong); Rick Stankiewicz (Peterborough,Ontario, Canada); David Hugg, Sr. (Vidalia, Louisiana); Tim Wenzel (Charleston, WV); Brent Henderson (Logan, Utah)

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