Sound of Leonids

Image courtesy of the European Space Agency

The annual Leonid meteor  showers return this weekend (November 17-18, 2012), as the earth passes through dust trails which leave bright streaks as they are set on fire in the upper atmosphere.  For a few seconds the dust trails reflect high-frequency radio signals, making it possible to hear the aetherial, high-frequency sounds of the Leonids as they streak through the sky.

These sounds will become part of the music for Pictures of Infinity.


Listen to the Sound of Leonids: