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The Geminids: Dec. 13-15, 2007
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  Summary: The 2007 Geminid meteor shower, caused by dusty debris from near-Earth asteroid 3200 Phaethon, peaked on Dec. 14th and 15th with 140+ meteors per hour. [full story] [sky map] [IMO recap]
  Photographer, Location Images Comments

Ugur Ikizler,
Mudanya - Bursa / Turkey
Dec. 15, 2007
#1, #2, #3

Photo details:

(#1) 15.12.2007 03:19, Canon Rebel XT, Sigma 17-70 ( 17 mm ), f/ 2,8, ISO 800, 30 sec.

(#2) 15.12.2007 02:31, Canon Rebel XT, Sigma 17-70 ( 17 mm ), f/ 2,8, ISO 800, 30 sec.

(#3) 15.12.2007 02:28, Canon Rebel XT, Sigma 17-70 ( 17 mm ), f/ 2,8, ISO 800, 30 sec.

Amir Hossein Abolfath,
Ira village, Tehran, Iran
Dec. 14, 2007

At first I thought that I'm not lucky, Cause of clouds. I have checked Iridium satellite flash and I started to take a pic of Iridium 53. Suddenly I saw a bright meteor passed near that. So, after all I was lucky. Comet Holmes, an Iridium and a Geminid meteor on my pic.

Photo details: Canon EOS 5D, 28mm @ f/2.8

Jure Atanackov,
Tinjan, Slovenia
Dec. 14, 2007

Deceptive, quickly changing weather conditions, subzero temperatures and very strong winds decimated our group down to four observers, but we were lucky enough to be treated to a good Geminid return. After midnight the rates were high, but did not appear quite as spectacular as in 2006 and 2004. Due to rapidly changing observing conditions I did not make formal observations but operated my Nikon D80 camera fitted with a 20 mm f/2.8 lens. In almost four an a half hours 26 Geminids and a single sporadic were caught. This was the finest photographed Geminid, a stunning -4 magnitude bluegreen fireball in Hydra. It looked like one shot from a Roman candle. Several other beautiful Geminid fireballs were also seen, but they managed to evade all four of our our group's cameras! My brother Peter also operated his Nikon D70 with an 18 mm f/3.5 lens, but only 8 Geminids and a very rare Sigma Hydrid chose to appear in his field of view. So you see, it's a real lottery! We hope to observe and photograph more fine meteors during the upcoming Quadrantid meteor shower.

Ehsan Rostamizadeh,
Hootk, Kerman, Iran
Dec. 14, 2007

Venus rising and a wonderful meteor that explode at the of its flight .

Photo details: Canon AE-1, Fuji superia 200 negative film

Thomas Kerns,
Homer, Alaska
Dec. 15, 2007
#1, #2, more

There were still a few meteors on the morning of the 15th. On particularly bright one went streaking right through the big dipper.

Photo details: Canon 40D, canon 15mm fisheye f2.8 iso 1600 2 min exposure.

Roy Keeris,
Halley Observatory, Heesch, The Netherlands
Dec. 14, 2007
#1, #2, #3

Photo details: Canon 400D, 30 sec exposure, iso 800, F3.5

Jonas Thomén,
Outside of Jakobstad, Finland.
Dec. 15, 2007
#1, more

Photo details: Nikon D70s, Sigma 10-20mm lens, about 4 minutes exposure at ISO 800.

more images: from Marsha Adams of Sedona, Arizona; from Atanas Gavrailov of Al Jabal Al Akdar Mountain in Oman; from Newton Cesar Florencio of Londrina, Parana, Brazil