måndag 13 december 2010

Meteor Shower

One of the best meteor showers of the year - the Geminids - are here again!

The peak in activity will be during the night between the 13th and the 14th of December, but the noghts before and after is usually also good. During the peak in activity as much as ca 100 meteors/hour can be seen from a dark locality (and last year, there were even more than that - I counted maximum 180/hour, and the brightest fireball even made the camera vibrate (which was naturally pointing in the wrong direction). It was the brighest meteor I have ever seen and the entire landscape was lit up as strong as during a full moon !

14 December 2010:

Cloudy weather during the entire night 13/14 Dec made all observations impossible, but in the evening on the 14th of Dec I managed to capture a relatively bright meteor with the camera.

A Geminid meteor, 14 December 2010

6 December 2010:

As early as the night between December 6/7 a bright geminid could be seen over Kvaløya:

An early Geminid meteor

1 kommentar:

  1. Stilig bilde. Du har greid å fange det inn! Har vært ute om kveldene for å se etter meteorstormen men det har vært overskyet.