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    Geminid meteor shower in the UK

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     IT professional and enthusiastic photographer DNJordanUK captured these beautiful images Sunday of the Geminid meteor shower over the village of Brill in Buckinghamshire, England. "The frequency of the meteors really did make the event, as there were up to 120 meteors per hour," he said. "Although I did end up with a rather sore neck from looking up at the sky for so long." His eighth image was selected as CNN's Travel Photo of the Day for February 4, 2014.
    - sarahbrowngb, CNN iReport producer

    Here in the UK the Geminid meteor shower was dictated, as always for us, by the weather. Clear skies were only visibly on the 14th and 15th December between the hours of 4.00am and 6.00am and taking into account there was a very bright waning moon conditions weren't ideal. This therefore meant a couple of long nights for people interested in glimpse of the meteors as they passed through the earth's atmosphere,

    At it;s peak there are around 120 meteors per hour and these vary in strength with the odd very strong meteor passing through and many weaker ones to watch and to keep stargazers entertained.

    As the meteors are best viewed when facing north I knew the perfect place to go. The images I have captured are of the Geminid meteors as they passed over the windmill in a village called Brill here in Buckinghamshire, UK. The windmill here is one of the oldest post mills in England and dates back to the 17th century and has been lovingly fully restored.

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