Leonid Meteors - November 2012

The Leonids are well past the maximum activity of a decade ago but can still produce a respectable number of bright meteors. Clear skies for once allowed eight meteors to be recorded in three and a half hours. The best five are shown on this composite and point back to the radiant - Leo is climbing up the right side of the frame.

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The brighter meteors show the distinctive greenish emission from the high atmosphere. The Plough is below the meteor and most of Leo is visible to the top right.

Canon EOS 7D   18th November 2012
Wiltshire, England

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