Adolf Vollmy created this famous engraving of the 1833 Leonid meteor shower for the Adventist book Bible Readings for the Home Circle. It is based on a painting by Swiss artist Karl Jauslin, which was based on a first-person account of the 1833 storm by a minister, Joseph Harvey Waggoner, who witnessed the storm while traveling from Florida to New Orleans.
Hundreds of thousands of meteors per hour were seen during that famous shower! It was the first meteor storm recorded in modern times. In this post, you can learn more about the 1833 Leonid meteor shower.
The Leonids peak this year on the mornings of November 17 and 18. The Leonids are a reliable annual shower, plus the moon is out of the way, and bright Venus is in the morning sky, rising shortly before sunup, ready to brighten your day no matter how many meteors you’ve seen. Try to watch between midnight and dawn on November 17 and 18, and avoid city lights.
Expect between 10 and 15 Leonid meteors per hour.
In conclusion, this is a famous engraving of the 1833 Leonid meteor shower.