Photo Highlights from the Quadrantid Meteor Shower
If you slept in during the peak of the Quadrantid meteor shower this morning, don't fret, because plenty of early risers did manage to wake up—with their cameras. Even if you did wake up and managed to withstand the cold morning air, you might not have seen anything. Cloud cover could have made it impossible, as well as bright city lights. But some stargazers made it their mission to photograph the Quadrantids, and lucky for you, they did.
Glenn Wester of Smithtown, New York did a composite image of five different photos he took this morning in the "light polluted skies."
Cory Poole took over 700 pictures in 7 hours during the meteor shower. He created a composite image from 300 photo to show the star trails, then overlayed images of the brightest meteors, which capturing some airplane streaks in the process.
Brian Emfinger actually took the following photograph on January 2nd in Ozark, Arkansas.
If you missed the show this morning, you still may be able to catch a few glimpses of them Thursday morning, but only if you're lucky. If you took any good photos, make sure to share them! Post them to the Astronomy World corkboard.