1996. Acrylic on canvas panel. 24"x36".
Each year in late November, the earth passes through a stream of debris shed by Comet Tempel-Tuttle, resulting in the Leonid meteor shower, named for the constellation Leo from which they seem to radiate. Once every thirty-three years, the earth encounters a dense cloud of particles near the comet itself, sometimes producing an intense firestorm of "falling stars". Spectacular displays of the Leonids occurred in 1833, 1966 and 2002.
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