Meteor shower video taken in Nagano
On Dec 14, while many of us were warmly tucked away in our cat capes, an annual celestial event took place above.
One brave photographer spent a chilly night in a Nagano park to capture these meteors for us all to see.
This meteor shower consists of Geminids, which are meteors that appear to originate from the constellation Gemini. In fact, they come from an asteroid called 3200 Phaethon.
The video was taken on the ski slopes of Sugidaira in Nagano Prefecture and is actually a series of 2,000 photographs taken with a 15-second exposure time. The result is that arc-like path of the Geminids which move more slowly than other meteors.
The video takes place between midnight and dawn on the morning of Dec 14. These meteors are believed to peak at around two or three o’clock in the morning on this day every year.
Watching the “painting” of meteors that develops over the sky in the middle of the video really puts where you sit on Earth in another perspective. Then watching the straight shots of the sky you can’t help but feel miniscule in the grand scheme of things.
Original Article: Yayoi Saginomiya on Pouch (Japanese)
Video: YouTube beaphoto1