Bright Geminids light up the sky!

Posted by David Eicher
on Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Astroimager John Chumack of Dayton, Ohio, has done it again. Check out this image John captured with his southern sky video camera December 10 with the near-Full Moon hanging in the sky. It’s a great image with Orion in plain view, the Moon shining brightly, and bright Geminids streaking past the stars! Says John: “Despite the bright Moon, I turned on all my sky cameras and captured several dozen bright Geminid meteors. Dress warmly and get out there to see some of these, folks! Moonlight wipes out many faint meteors, but there have been many bright Geminids.”

John Chumack
The Geminid shower peak occurs tomorrow, the 14th, and the best nights to watch will be tonight, tomorrow, and Thursday. So throw on your warm clothes and get out there and see some meteors!

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