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The Geminids: Dec. 13-14, 2006
  Summary: On Dec. 13th and 14th, Earth ran into a cloud of comet gritty debris from the mysterious object 3200 Phaethon. Observers saw lots of meteors and some good fireballs, too. [full story] [sky map]
  Photographer, Location Images Comments

Christopher Colley,
Lombard, Illinois, USA
Dec. 14, 2006

Amazing display of fireworks on this evening, this was one of the not-so-bright flashes, but still an interesting capture. About 20 miles from downtown Chicago. Clouds rolling in from the west. Geminid in upper left corner.

Photo details: Nikon D50, using a sigma 28mm f/1.8 lens, ISO 200, 30sec exposure at f/1.8.

Brian Emfinger,
Ozark, Arkansas
Dec. 14, 2006

The Geminids are wonderfull! I was able to capture this fireballish meteor just after midnight. One meteor that I didnt get on camera produced shadows more intense than during a full moon!

Photo details: Canon Digital Rebel XT, F3.5, 30 secs, ISO 1600

Alex Conu,
near Bucharest, Romania
Dec. 14, 2006

Even though I had and still have a very busy week, last night I got out for about 2,5 hours to observe the Geminids. Lots of meteors and a few fireballs. Great night! This is the nicest digital image I got.

George Varros,
Mount Airy Maryland
Dec. 13, 2006
#1, #2, more

Imaged with a StellaCam II and 8mm lens;

Tony Wilder,
Chippewa Falls, WI
Dec. 11, 2006
#1, #2, #3

I was trying to photograph faint Auroras that were coming and going at 1am Dec 11th over Chippewa Falls, WI when this beautiful Geminid Meteor streaked through the sky above my neighborhood. You can also see the city glow to the west.

Photo details: Canon EOS-1 f2.8 bulb ISO 1000 SIGMA 17mm lens on tripod.

David Tremblay,
Alto, New Mexico, USA
Dec. 14, 2006

This Geminid meteor was the most brilliant I have ever witnessed.

Photo details: Canon EOS-1 Mark II, 28 mm, 1600 ASA, 20 second exposure.