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The Geminids: Dec. 8-15, 2009
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  Summary: The Geminid meteor shower peaked in 2009 under ideal viewing conditions. A new Moon provided dark skies for a display of 120+ meteors per hour on Dec. 13th and 14th. [full story] [live meteor counts] [meteor radar]
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Guillermo Abramson,
My balcony on the sixth floor in downtown Bariloche, Argentina (41S 71W, in Northern Patagonia).
Dec. 10, 2009
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Could this be a Geminid? I was photographing the Great Nebula in Orion, and one of the 10 sec exposures caught a trace. A few days earlier, but it has the typical yellowish color... (Canon XTi at prime focus of Meade LX10, f=1250mm, ISO 800, 10s @f/6.)

Thomas Ashcraft,
near Santa Fe, New Mexico
Dec. 12, 2009

Amatuer radio astronomer Thomas Ashcraft operates a forward-scatter meteor radar and an all-sky meteor camera, side-by-side. "I was able to capture one nice Geminid fireball so far before the weather turns dicey for us here in New Mexico," he says. "Hoping for more!"


Rainer Ehlert,
San Luis Potosi, SLP, Mexico
Dec. 10, 2009
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Meteor in the morning of December 10 at 05:48:03 am local Mexican time with a self made All SKy camera. Exposure time 119.75seconds. Here you can find a movie of the whole night including a Jet trail as well as the Geminid Fireball.

Pete Lawrence,
Selsey, West Sussex, UK
Dec. 13, 2009

The Geminids appear pretty active tonight (December 12/13). Here's one caught on camera close to the star Alphard in Hydra.

more images: from Ron Whitney of Lincoln, Nebraska, USA