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Geminid?

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Friday December 14, 2012

Midland, MI (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: 4:17 AM EST looking approximately north. Foreground lit by Christmas lights in the yard. Could be from Comet Wirtanen?? The radiant is right for a Geminid.

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4. mactoot
10:44 PM GMT on December 14, 2012
Quoting retiredffwx:
Nice one. Did you see it, or just got lucky with the capture? I saw four that I figured came from Wirtanen. They all came from the west, towards Gemini. If you did not see it, not sure if you will be able to tell.


Yes, this was a view to the north so in this case had to be a Geminid. Excellent point though. Actually, I have another photo of a trail almost identically oriented and, as luck would have it, the camera changed frames in the middle of the fall. Therefore both parts of the trail were visible (the frame rate is very fast). It came from the zenith (Gemini at the time) and went north as well.
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3. retiredffwx
6:37 PM GMT on December 14, 2012
Nice one. Did you see it, or just got lucky with the capture? I saw four that I figured came from Wirtanen. They all came from the west, towards Gemini. If you did not see it, not sure if you will be able to tell.
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2. backwardguy
3:40 PM GMT on December 14, 2012
Great shot.
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1. Kennebunker
10:55 AM GMT on December 14, 2012
Always cool to see what is happening in the skies- you had a nice clear view of it!
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