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The Geminids: Dec. 8-15, 2010
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  Summary: The quarter moon set at midnight, providing dark morning skies for the peak of the 2010 Geminid meteor shower. At maximum on Dec. 14th, the display produced 100+ Geminids per hour. [full story] [meteor counts] [meteor radar]
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Naeen city, Esfahan Iran
Dec. 15, 2010

canon5DII.fL15.f1/2.8 iso1600,expo50s

Babak Tafreshi,
Zagros Mountains, Iran
Dec. 14, 2010
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The 2010 Geminids was a beautiful meteor shower but not as active as the last year, at least from my observing longitude. Between 1-2 am local time on December 14th the shower peaked to about ZHR 100.

John Chumack,
Dayton, Ohio USA
Dec. 15, 2010
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Even the clouds could not stop the Geminids from putting on a great display this year, I watched again last night the 14t -15th, but clouds rolled in, but then clear out again by midnight. I attached a movie showing one burning up through heavy clouds.

P-M Hedén,
Vallentuna, Sweden
Dec. 15, 2010
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I went out again and dispate moonlight it was a really nice show! I captured this Geminid above a 1000 years old churhruin from the time of the vikings. Canon 550D and 11-15 Tamron objective.

Mohammad Soltani,
Seyed Abad, Naeen, Esfahan, Iran
Dec. 14, 2010
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Geminid meteor shower in this year was the best shower in past years. Bright and slowly meteors cross the sky every minute. Photo details: Canon EOS 30D, 1000 ASA, 30s exposure, F3.5.

Jeff Barton,
Warm and cozy in my home office near Dallas, Texas. But the counts come from the NAVSPASUR radar array near Olney, Texas
Dec. 14, 2010
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Not exactly a photograph. It's a chart showing meteor counts using Stan Nelson's Space Weather Radio feed and the link here from the home page. I digitally recorded the feed, then counted (manually, using headphones, pencil, and paper!) while playing back the recordings three minutes at a time. I counted each recording twice and averaged the counts, rounding down when necessary. I then applied a 20% error correction to account for sporadics, noise, and difficulty separating multiple echos. Hope this is okay to post.

Chad Blakley,
Abisko National Park, Sweden
Dec. 14, 2010
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Another great night in Abisko!! The lights started early, but they had to compete with the moon. As the night went on the moon went to down and the auroras were much easier to see. We were counting roughly 20 to 40 meteors per hour, luckily I was able to catch a few with the new camera. Shot with a Nikon D7000, 1600 ISO, Tokina 11-16 2.8, 5 to 10 second exposures.

more images: from Boris "Snowman_pro" Vakhmistrov of Kirovsk, Khibini mountains, Kola peninsula, Russia; from Anton Balatskiy of Provideniya Bay, Chukotka, Russia; from Jimmy Eubanks of Boiling Springs, South Carolina; from Yaron Eini of By Qiryat Gat, Israel; from Brian Emfinger of Ozark, Arkansas; from Patrick Sogorb of Savigny le Temple, FRANCE; from Terry Reis of Waikele, Hawaii; from David Harris of Hayward, WI; from Bob Clark of Beaudesert, QLD, Australia