EYE WITNESS ACCOUNTS OF THE 1966 LEONID STORM
PICTURES OF THE STORM
Scores of meteors near the bowl of the Little Dipper, in a 10 to 12 minuteexposure by A. Scott Murrell during the 1966 Leonid storm. He used a 50-mm f/1.9lens and Tri-X film in a camera tracking the stars at New Mexico State UniversityObservatory. Source: Sky & Telescope, November 1995, p. 30.
Leonid meteors near Sirius. Leonid meteors streaked across Canis Major on the morning of November 17,1966. Sirius is the bright star near the center. David McLean of theUniversity of Arizona's Lunar and Planetary Laboratory took this 1.7-minute exposure near the height ofthe meteor storm. Atleast 20 Leonids are recorded on the original photograph; many more were visible to the eye. From: website by Alan MacRobert
This bright Leonid fireball was photographed during the storm of 1966 by James W. Young, from Wrightwood, California. Jim published the image at his site of photographic images from Table Mountain Observatory, which is at an elevation of 7500 feet in southern California and is operated by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The 3 minute exposure was taken with Kodak Plus-X 35mm film using a Zeiss-Ikon camera, with a 35mm f/2 wide-angle lens, using a simple camera tripod.
This artificially coloured image is adapted from the Sydney Photo Library image by Stephen Jay. I found it on the Goddard Space Flight Center StarChild page.
BEING BORN DURING THE 1966 STORM (NOVEMBER 17, 1966)