These are the depictions of the most intense meteor storm in recorded history – the Leonid meteor storm of 1833. The Leonid meteor shower is annually active in the month of November, and it occurs when the Earth passes through the debris left by the comet Tempel-Tuttle. While the typical rates are about 10 to 15 meteors per hour, the storm of 1833 is speculated to have been over 100,000 meteors per hour, frightening people half to death.
Here’s how Agnes Clerke, an astronomer witnessing the event, described it:  “On the night of November 12-13, 1833, a tempest of falling stars broke over the Earth… The sky was scored in every direction with shining tracks and illuminated with majestic fireballs. At Boston, the frequency of meteors was estimated to be about half that of flakes of snow in an average snowstorm.” (x)

If I had to travel back in time to observe an event (without changing anything of course), I would definitely stop by 1833 and watch this meteor storm. It would be terrifying and beautiful.

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The face of a mammal


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Walking The Cow by Daniel Johnston.

Somehow this song is kind of fantastic.

this is my favorite song by him

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Just stood two meters from this fellow! The prey in his talons. All that was left behind was a blanket of feathers and splatters of blood.

Just spending my Friday chillin’ out with a Canada goose family, you know

Don’t you dare. I’ve already pulled out two of you guys this year!