Thursday, July 1, 2010


“In November 1799 this meteor shower was observed at full moon off the coast of Florida by Andrew Ellicott. He wrote: In every instant the meteors were as numerous as the stars. The storm of the Leonids of 1799 was a key event with the discovery of the 33 years lasting period of the Leonids. This illustration appeared 1872 in the book The Midnight Sky by Edward Dunkin.”

images found via tumblr at the hermitage and violet folklore

1 comment:

waterwaif said...

I just love that first picture. So beautiful and perfect.