Leonid Meteor Shower

Leonid Meteor Shower

C003/2557 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 20.7MB

Downloadable file size: 1.4MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator



Caption: Fireball in Leonid meteor shower. Image taken from Anza-Borrego desert, CA. Nov 17, 1998. Meteors, or shooting stars, are particles of dust that enter the Earth's atmosphere at speeds of 35-95 kilometers per second. The Leonid meteor shower occurs every year around 17th of November when the Earth crosses the path of debris produced by the Tempel-Tuttle (55P) comet. Tempel-Tuttle orbits the Sun every 33 years, jettisoning meteoroids that streak the sky as they burn in the Earth's atmosphere. The Leonids get their name from the point, or radiant, from which they appear to emanate. The radiant is in the constellation Leo, which rises in the eastern sky at night, getting higher toward morning.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: anza-borrego desert, astronomy, fireball, fireballs, leonid, leonid meteor shower, leonids, meteor, meteor shower, meteor showers, meteoroids, meteors, night skies, night sky, outer space, shooting star, shooting stars, space, star, star field, star fields, stars

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.