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« on: December 03, 2010, 08:30:58 am »

I just wanted to share an observation of two very bright fireballs I saw at about 22:45 local time traveling west about 40 degrees above the western horizon. Tracing them back to the east they came from the general direction of Gemini. I had just walked out onto the porch when I saw the first one streaking down toward the Pacific, and about 10 seconds later the second appeared in roughly the same location. Both were in the -4 to -5 magnitude and bluish green in color. Geminids? Pretty good start if they were! Finally a crystal clear night here and about 36F.

Here is a photo I took of the Orion region tonight

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« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2010, 10:49:09 am »

Nice shot and report!  Can only dream of skies like that in the UK!  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2010, 05:03:42 pm »

Nice image Richard, the sightings sound like they could indeed be early Geminids, hopefully this is a good omen for a decent show next week. Many fireballs have been sighted across the UK recently too, some have been Taurid members yet others sporadics. Hope you get a clear night for the Gem peak  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2010, 10:16:52 pm »

That is a nice image Richard i like it a lot here are a couple i took tonight of gemini and ursa major area.






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« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2010, 04:47:45 am »

Spectacular photos Jonathan. The composition in the second one is beautiful with the snow-covered trees (or is that ice), Ursa Major rising in the north and the lights from the town. I just can't imagine stepping outside in weather like that for any amount of time, I'm spoiled by the temperate climate here. Thanks for sharing.
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