Jeff Berkes
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Nov. 18, 2011
New Jersey
The storm system sitting over the eastern US finally started to pull out as the sun began to set. After a 2 hour drive to a darker location we were greeted by a two rounds of light pilars! I haven't seen them in such a long time, so it was a blessing. We counted many Leonids, a few Orionids and some random meteors. I also saw a Leonid Fireball around 4:20am that lit up the sky creating shadows and a smoke trail which lasted close to 45 seconds. It was an incredible night! Out from 6pm to 7am... then a 2 hour drive home.
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