Alpha Monocerotid Meteor Showers produced this display in 1995. Alpha-Monocerotid outbursts were also seen in 1925, 1935 and 1985.
Astronomers and Astro Physicists like to study Alpha Monocerotids because of inconsistencies in meteor shower densities and orbits. They hope further examination will finally reveal the answers to some puzzling qestions.
Image : S Molau and P Jenniskens NASA Ames Research Center