EarthSky Community Photos

Submit your photo here. Comment or upvote on photo pages. Search via photographers' names. More improvements coming! To help, please donate.

John Ashley
Amado, Arizona, USA
03:00 am

Equipment Details:

Nikon Z9 with Rokinon 85mm lens

Post-processing Details:

Composite of 35 meteor frames captured between 00:39-04:54 while the moon was approximately 68% illuminated. Adobe Camera Raw and Photoshop.

Image Details:

The Smithsonian's MMT Observatory on top of Mount Hopkins, in southern Arizona, was hidden in clouds until 45 minutes after the 68% illuminated moon broke the local horizon. Lots of Geminid meteors were visible for the rest of the night despite the bright moonlight. This is a composite image of 35 meteors photographed between 00:39-04:54.