Geminid Meteor Shower - 12/13/2006

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After a disappointing Leonid shower in November, the annual December Geminid meteor shower delivered a much better show, with several slow, bright green meteors. The problem this time around was the weather. Clouds, airplanes, and an early moonrise put a damper on what could have been a great show. See the time-lapse video sequence to get an idea of what the evening was like.

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A Geminid streaks past Saturn in Leo
Geminid at Moonrise (see time-lapse video of the whole evening)

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