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December 14, 2010

Meteor Shower Movie from Atop Mauna Kea

Filed under: Uncategorized — larry @ 11:54 am

Mauna Kea Geminids

This is a movie of last night’s sky from Mauna Kea and is well worth downloading. If you’re wondering “Why is the sky blue but I can see the stars?” that’s because for the first half of the night, the moon was up! At around midnight, it sets, creating a second dramatic mountain-shadow. After moonset, the sky becomes dramatically darker as the meteor activity picks up.

The lights in the distance are Hilo.

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