As meteor after meteor streaked across a moonless sky, photographers [ http://leonids.hq.nasa.gov/leonids/gallery/date/all.html ] across the world snapped pictures [ http://SpaceWeather.com/meteors/gallery_18nov01.html ] of the 2001 Leonids Meteor Shower [ http://comets.amsmeteors.org/meteors/showers/leonidhistory.html ]. Many recognized this as the best meteor shower they had ever seen. In fact, the 2001 Leonids [ http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2001/ast15nov_1.htm ] was the most active meteor [ http://www.nineplanets.org/meteorites.html ] shower since the mid-1960s. The above photo captures three Leonid meteors [ http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap011104.html ] crossing a photogenic star-field [ http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap000929.html ]. On the far right is the Pleiades [ http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap010506.html ] star cluster [ http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/open_clusters.html ]. The brightest meteor [ http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap011119.html ] crosses right in front of the Hyades star cluster [ http://www.aspsky.org/mercury/mercury/9803/hyades.html ], situated below the image center. Just left of center is the bright planet Saturn [ http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/saturn.html ], and the bright star below Saturn is Aldebaran [ http://www.astro.uiuc.edu/~kaler/sow/aldebaran.html ]. The ten-minute exposure was taken near Victoria [ http://www.city.victoria.bc.ca/ ], British Columbia [ http://www.gov.bc.ca/ ], Canada [ http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/geos/ca.html ] at 2:45 am PST [ http://atm.geo.nsf.gov/ieis/time.html ] on 2001 November 18.