Early Morning Meteors
The Geminid Meteor Shower was very active in 2018. In this image I stacked a total of 90 meteors which my camera captured while pointed west. In about 5 hours and using 2 cameras, I captured a total of 350 shooting stars. It was a very active meteor shower this year. Near the top of the frame are the twin stars of Gemini, named Castor and Pollux. If you trace back the tails of the meteors this is where they appear to radiate from. The source of these streaks of light are small pieces of debris left behind by an asteroid, which burn up when they enter Earth's atmosphere at 22 miles per second. Thin clouds were making halos around the brighter stars. Overall the weather was perfect with the thicker clouds clearing out just as activity started to pick up after midnight.
- Kevin Palmer
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2018, Custer National Forest, December, Diamond Butte, Geminid Meteor Shower, Montana, Rokinon 14mm f2.8, astronomy, astrophotography, clear, cold, composite, dark, kevin palmer, light pollution, meteors, night, nikon d750, shooting stars, sky, snow, snowy, space, stacked, starry, stars, streaks, winter
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