Meteor Shower Movie from Atop Mauna Kea

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.

2 thoughts on “Meteor Shower Movie from Atop Mauna Kea

  1. This is awesome. It’s interesting that some of the meteor burnouts appear to happen laterally. Are those meteors or planes or helicopters in the nights sky?

  2. Very cool, can you post the tech stuff (camera settings, etc)?

    The exposure seems a bit long bit very impressive.

    Thanks,
    Bob

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