Saturday, December 15, 2012

For Those of Us Who Missed the Gemininds

Orbits calculated for many of the Geminid meteors that were seen over the past few days, note the close fit to the orbit of the Asteroid 3200 Phaethon (purple line), their parent body. Image Credit NASA.

If, like me, you were completely clouded out for the 2012 Geminids, you can catch up with this remarkable night using images from around the web.

The NASA fireball cameras have lots of images on line. Click on the date links on the left hand side of the page for some awesome images. Salvador Aguirre has many whole sky shots with fireballs, Chirs Peterson of Cloudbait Observatory has a great composite shot and several videos, St├ęphane Guisard has a brilliant colour composite shotSpaceweather has a nice Geminid meteor gallery.


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