This video, by Sunchaser Pictures, shows the December, 2012 peak of the Geminid meteor shower over Death Valley in California, in high definition. It also captures video startrails and other night sky activity. The videographers claim that:
A “UFO” appears at (1:30-1:35) and makes three broad circular sweeps over the desert.
We’ll let you be the judge of that. Regardless, there’s some really beautiful video here. Recommended full screen viewing. Bonus points for identifying the visible planets.
Bottom line: This video by Sunchaser Pictures shows the December 13, 2012 peak of the Geminid meteor shower over California’s Death Valley, in high definition.
Michael Brennan interviews scientists, serves as a host for both the EarthSky 90-second podcasts and EarthSky 22, and oversees the EarthSky Studio. He uses his recording expertise to help create EarthSky audio and video science interviews in both English and Spanish, making sure that our audio’s technical quality exceeds everyone’s expectations. He is a member of the EarthSky Management Team.