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The Geminids: Dec. 13-14, 2009
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  Summary: The Geminid meteor shower peaked in 2009 under ideal viewing conditions. A new Moon provided dark skies for a display of 120+ meteors per hour on Dec. 13th and 14th. [full story] [live meteor counts] [meteor radar]
  Photographer, Location Images Comments

Babak Tafreshi,
Abyaneh village, Zagros Mountains, Iran
Dec. 14, 2009
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I was fortunate with clear starry sky of Zagros mountains (central Iran) at the time of peak. The show was great, best Geminid I've ever seen, and one of the best meteor showers after Leonid storms in late 1990s and early 2000s.

Chris Peterson,
Guffey, Colorado, USA
Dec. 14, 2009
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This is a composite image from a video allsky camera. It captures 419 Geminid meteors between December 10 and December 14 (232 from the final night). All the meteors are brighter than magnitude 1, and many fireballs are recorded.

3D Geminid:

(Click to enlarge, then cross your eyes.)

Bryan White,
Deer Trail, Colorado
Dec. 14, 2009
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This 3-D image was taken near Deer Trail, Colorado. Counted 320 meteors in two hours.

Photo details: Twin Canon Xti's, 1600 ASA, 30 second exposure

Rob Ratkowski,
HAA Summit Observatory, Hawaii
Dec. 13, 2009

'The sky is falling' said Chicken Little and last night at our Haleakala summit site, between 0030UT to 0400 UT conservative estimates were about 300 ZHR. The meteors fell at such a rate that we couldn't call them out fast enough. Many multiple falls were witnessed thru the night and at times as many as 15 were counted in less than 10 seconds. It was truly an amazing night that we could not believe. WOW!!!

Alexandre Vieira,
√Čvora, Portugal
Dec. 14, 2009

It was a very nice show, clear skies and lots of Geminids.

more images: from Mike Theiss of Villa Hayes, Paraguay; from Guy Kimola of Masset, B.C., Canada; from John C McConnell of Maghaberry Northern Ireland;