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Quadrantid Meteors over Mojave Desert

By: Wally Pacholka

 

Region: Americas

Site: Mojave Desert - USA

Date: 2012 January 5

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In this short exposure of 11 seconds two bright meteors streaks the sky against the northern hemisphere winter constellations during the annual Quadrantid meteor shower (peaks January 4/5). The starry sky is captured above the Mojave Desert in the southern California. Click on the star-pattern icon above the image to see another meteor shot of the same night. Wally Pacholka/Astropics.com

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