Friday, 14 December 2012

Photos: Stunning Geminid Meteor Shower

Stunning Geminid Meteor Shower Wows Skywatchers: Photos

Date: 14 December 2012 Time: 07:02 AM ET
2012 Geminid Meteor Over Texas
Astrophotographer Mark Ezell sent in this photo of a Geminid meteor taken Dec. 13, 2012, in Lometa, TX.
CREDIT: Mark Ezell
The annual Geminid meteor shower peaked overnight last night (Dec. 13), dazzling skywatchers around the world with a bounty of brilliant shooting stars.

The Geminids' peak was supposed to be good this year, as it occurred in a sky left dark by the new moon. Experts had predicted that viewers in rural areas might see 100 meteors per hour early Friday morning (Dec. 14) — and perhaps even more.

Judging by the reactions of some SPACE.com readers, the Geminids did not disappoint.



More - Link >>> http://www.space.com/18906-geminid-meteor-shower-skywatcher-photos.html

Source: Space.com .

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