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    Posted May 24, 2014 by
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    Disappointing Camelopardalis meteor shower


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     jfgout had only one word to describe the Camelopardalis meteor shower. ‘Disappointing!’ he said. 'We saw a few meteors early in the night. This helped us to raise our expectations for the predicted time of the peak, but the peak never really happened. He stayed up for more than seven hours to watch the much anticipated meteor shower from Lake Monroe near Bloomington, Indiana. Despite the poor showing, he still managed to photograph a few passing meteors overhead. But the night was not a complete dud. ‘It was a great excuse to spend the night out in a remote area with some good friends and enjoy the night and the first fireflies of the season, which sometimes we would think for a fraction of a second were meteors,’ he said.
    - Jareen, CNN iReport producer

    Rented a car to drive away from the city lights and find some dark skies but the meteor shower I was hoping for never happened. We still saw a few meteors and I managed to catch some of them thanks to a fish eye lens. Can you see the strike of light left by this Camelopardalis meteor next to the big dipper? Despite some suboptimal skies (light pollution and a thin layer of high altitude clouds), we can also see the milky way rising on the horizon.

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