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    Posted December 14, 2012 by
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    Geminids Meteor

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     kwirboi waited outside for almost four hours in freezing temperatures to capture the perfect image of the Geminid meteor shower dancing over the Hot Spring, Arkansas, sky. He got only one clear image of the shower, image 111 out of 151 shots, he said.

    'During the Perseids and Leonids this year, I didn’t capture a single image,' he said. 'But you learn from your mistakes and remain hopeful. I was thrilled when this one went streaking by. I immediately closed the shutter and waited for what seemed like an eternity for the image to write to the memory card. Then the preview displayed and there it was. I suddenly forgot about the freezing temperate. Sometimes it does seem like just pure luck that you have your camera pointed in the right direction and have the shutter open at the same exact same second a meteor goes streaking by.'
    - zdan, CNN iReport producer

    Three and a half hours in freezing/sub-freezing temperatures but the wait was worth it. In total, I saw about 12 meteors and caught this one looking W/SW. It was the brightest and most colorful and the only meteor image I captured.

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