Geminid Meteor Shower - December 14, 2013
Weather: clear -> high clouds -> clear
The Geminid Meteor shower put on another great show this year. While evening viewing of the shower had to contend with a bright moon, the show after the moon set was worth the wait with numerous fireballs punctuating the morning sky.
The image above is a 1.5 hour stack of continous video from 4:30 AM to 6:00 AM on December 14. This was the peak of the shower. 19 Geminids are captured including 2 fireballs. The Geminids can be identified by their trails which point back to the shower radiant in Gemini. As the radiant is moving during this composite, the meteor trails show that movement.
In addition to the meteors, star and airplane trails, the planet Jupiter can be seen as the the very bright trail in the center right of the image. High clouds can be seen streaming in from the north. The lights on the horizon are from nearby houses and street lights.