From the Oort Cloud

National Geographic News reported that a rare meteor shower this morning could have up to 200 meteors per hour. This Aurigid meteor shower is rare because the debris is from a long period comet that orbits the sun every 2000 years. That means the stuff is from way out there.

I happened to be up at what was calculated as the peak of activity – 4:30 AM PDT, so I took my camera and tripod outside.

I thought with a long exposure I could capture the streak of a meteor, so I started making 10 to 30 second exposures. Out of the 30 exposures that I made in an hour, I saw one meteor.