leonids

apollos-love  asked:

Apollo (for the ask game thing)

apollo:what’s your favorite art? 

already answered, but apart from Van Gogh, I absolutely love Claude Monet!

you should also totally have a look at Leonid Afremov’s art, he does beautifully colourful modern oil paintings

we also can’t forget about Eugène Delacroix in this fandom who painted Liberty Leading The People!

thanks! :3

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These are the depictions of the most intense meteor shower in recorded history – the Leonid meteor storm of 1833. The Leonid meteor shower is annually active in the month of November, and it occurs when the Earth passes through the debris left by the comet Tempel-Tuttle. While the typical rates are about 10 to 15 meteors per hour, the storm of 1833 is speculated to have been over 100,000 meteors per hour, frightening people half to death.
Here’s how Agnes Clerke, an astronomer witnessing the event, described it:  “On the night of November 12-13, 1833, a tempest of falling stars broke over the Earth… The sky was scored in every direction with shining tracks and illuminated with majestic fireballs. At Boston, the frequency of meteors was estimated to be about half that of flakes of snow in an average snowstorm.” (x)

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On Mt. Lemmon again for the Leonid meteor shower. The Taurids were peaking around this time as well, though there were only ~10 meteors/hour at best so I only managed to capture a few (and Andromeda at the top right). However, the Geminids are coming soon around December 13th with a rate of over 100/hr! Can’t wait to shoot that. The star trails are about 15 minutes.
Also on Flickr & 500px

Reminder!

You can still admire the Leonids shower tonight(November 18th, 2014)! It’s the most famous meteor shower and it only happens once a year!

It can be admired from anywhere in Canada and mainly throughout the northern hemisphere, clear skies permitting! The best time to view the meteor shower with your naked eye should be between midnight and dawn.

If the weather isn’t cooperating in your area, you can watch NASA’s live stream of this magical show here: www.ustream.tv/channel/nasa-msfc

Photo Credit: Navicore(2009)

NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day 2015 November 20 

Leonids and Friends 

Leonid meteors rained down on planet Earth this week, the annual shower of dusty debris from the orbit of Comet 55P/Tempel-Tuttle. Leonids streak through this composite night skyview from a backyard observatory in southern Ontario. Recorded with camera fixed to a tripod, the individual frames capture the bright meteor activity throughout the night of November 16/17, about a day before the shower’s very modest peak. The frames are registered to the fixed field of view, so the meteor trails are not all aligned to the background star field recorded that evening when Orion stood above the southern horizon. As a result, the trails don’t appear to point back to the shower’s radiant in Leo, situated off the left edge of the star field frame. In fact, some trails could be of Taurid meteors, a shower also active in November, or even sporadic meteors, including a bright fireball with its reflection near the horizon.