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Posted: 12/16/2016 2:48:30 PM EDT

Meteors vs Supermoon
Image Credit & Copyright:
Wang, Letian

Explanation: Geminid meteors battled supermoonlight in planet Earth's night skies on December 13/14. Traveling at 35 kilometers (22 miles) per second, the bits of dust from the mysterious asteroid 3200 Phaethon that produce the meteor streaks are faster than a speeding bullet. Still, only the brightest were visible during the long night of 2016's final Perigee Full Moon. Captured in exposures made over several hours, a few meteors from the shower's radiant in Gemini can be traced through this composite nightscape. With stars of Orion near the horizon, the overexposed lunar disk illuminates still waters of the Miyun reservoir northeast of Beijing, China.
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 2:54:48 PM EDT
All meteor showers should be rescheduled to nights when there is no moon visible.
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 2:54:55 PM EDT
So as fast as Superman
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 3:34:26 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 5:18:25 PM EDT
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All meteor showers should be rescheduled to nights when there is no moon visible.
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Donald Trump promised to do that, but he lied. All members of the Electoral College who are Patriotic Astronomers must vote for Hillary. The moon is with her.
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