Leonid Fireball Over South Texas

Leonid fireball
I call this my "Rainbow Leonid" because it changed color from green to yellow to red to blue as it flared into a bolide at about 4:30 am local time. South Texas enjoyed about 300 meteors per hour between 4am and dawn on November 17th. The 18th was clouded out. This image is about half the field of a 50 mm lens. The meteor left a 30-degree train which remained visible for about 10 minutes as it slowly twisted into a huge "U" shape. The image was taken with a 50mm f/1.4 Nikor on Fuji Superia 400 film.

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