Science Art: Perihelion Parts of Orbits of the August and November Meteor-showers

Scientific illustration of meteor-shower orbits

Scientific illustration of meteor-shower orbitsClick to embiggen

Where the meteors come from in August and November, as pictured in A new astronomy for beginners, 1898, as found on archive.org.

Something about this diagram reminds me of hotels from the 1930s and cars from the 1950s. It’s an Art Deco scientific illustration.