1998 Leonid Meteor Shower
All meteor shots below were ~15 minutes on Kodak PPF 400
(unhypered) using 50mm lenses set at f/2.8.
On the evening of November 16, clouds created a nice sunset,
but caused me quite a bit of anxiety as they closed in.
Finally, about 9 PM, they (mostly) cleared out in time
for a nice show of Leonids. The meteors were largely
very bright ones, but fewer in number than I had hoped for.
Clouds rolled back over after 3 AM, obscuring what
seemed to be increasing activity. The sky was often
lit up with flashes from meteors, even though the sky
was mostly covered with clouds. Along a thin strip on
the southern horizon, the only section of the sky still
visible, I could see numerous meteors flashing by.
November 17 turned out to be a much clearer but colder
night. However, the meteor shower activity had clearly
dropped compared to the previous night. All of the
meteors captured below were from Monday night.