Science Art: Leonid Meteor Storm, as seen over North America on the night of November 12-13, 1833

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This is a celestial event recorded beautifully in E. Weiß’s Bilderatlas der Sternenwelt, the “Picture-Atlas of the Star-World”. I’m not sure, but I think that’s Niagara Falls. In the decades before Edison, the night sky must have been lovely.

Dark. Except when lit from above.

Image via ia Public Domain Review

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