A spectacular meteor storm occurred on the night of 17 - 18 November 2001. I viewed and photographed it from Badger Flats near Wilkerson Pass in central Colorado, and will never forget the experience. Words cannot accurately express the sight of dozens, hundreds - no, thousands of meteors falling in all directions for hours until daylight arrived. Even photographs fail to convey the full depth of the sensory experience. In between exposures, I simply stood, turning slowly to scan the sky - bringing a chair along was pointless as the view was truly full-sky, and I was too excited to sit down.
Monster in Auriga - Huge shadow-casting fireball from the 2001 Leonid Meteor Storm
Leonids over Pike's Peak - Bright meteors in the skyglow of Colorado Springs
Fireballs over Badger Mountain - Big Leonid meteors dropping over Badger Mountain
Leonid Meteor Storm Radiant - Apparent source of the shower in the constellation Leo