APOD: The Winter Shower (2014 Dec 27)

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APOD: The Winter Shower (2014 Dec 27)

Post by APOD Robot » Sat Dec 27, 2014 5:07 am

Image The Winter Shower

Explanation: Known in the north as a winter meteor shower, the 2014 Geminids rain down on this rugged, frozen landscape. The scene was recorded from the summit of Mt. Changbai along China's northeastern border with North Korea as a composite of digital frames capturing bright meteors near the shower's peak. Orion is near picture center above the volcanic cater lake. The shower's radiant in the constellation Gemini is to the upper left, at the apparent orgin of all the meteor streaks. Paying the price for such a dreamlike view of the celestial spectacle, photographer Jia Hao reports severe wind gusts and wintery minus 34 degree C temperatures near the summit.

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Re: APOD: The Winter Shower (2014 Dec 27)

Post by hoohaw » Sat Dec 27, 2014 12:13 pm

Hey, Earth Science Picture of the day beat you to it, yesterday! http://epod.usra.edu/blog/2014/12/gemin ... china.html

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Re: APOD: The Winter Shower (2014 Dec 27)

Post by TimGregg » Sat Dec 27, 2014 1:00 pm

Uhh, that's about 30 below F. Surprised battery powered cameras would work at that temperature.

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Re: APOD: The Winter Shower (2014 Dec 27)

Post by Jim Armstrong » Sat Dec 27, 2014 4:52 pm

And the EPOD post had the date of the photo.
I was expecting to see Comet Lovelace in that field of view.
Is there a possibility that the greenish aura behind the low, brightest trail is it?

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Re: APOD: The Winter Shower (2014 Dec 27)

Post by Chris Peterson » Sat Dec 27, 2014 6:10 pm

Jim Armstrong wrote:And the EPOD post had the date of the photo.
I was expecting to see Comet Lovelace in that field of view.
Is there a possibility that the greenish aura behind the low, brightest trail is it?
Lovejoy. Lovelace is something altogether different...

And we can't see it here, because it's just at or below the horizon, almost exactly where the bright fireball would intersect it.
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Re: APOD: The Winter Shower (2014 Dec 27)

Post by sallyjohnsonart » Sat Dec 27, 2014 7:04 pm

I just want to compliment the person who shared this magnificent view with us. APOD is my favorite website, and this picture today is really encompassing to my being! sj

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Re: APOD: The Winter Shower (2014 Dec 27)

Post by Jim Armstrong » Sat Dec 27, 2014 11:40 pm

Sorry about that, Mr. Lovejoy.
A group of us sometimes play name games with things of interest. It wasn't really for posting.
So Linda doesn't get a comet.

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Re: APOD: The Winter Shower (2014 Dec 27)

Post by Chris Peterson » Sat Dec 27, 2014 11:54 pm

Jim Armstrong wrote:Sorry about that, Mr. Lovejoy.
A group of us sometimes play name games with things of interest. It wasn't really for posting.
So Linda doesn't get a comet.
No, but Ada did get an asteroid: 232923 Adalovelace.
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