Geminid Meteors Over Sariska Palace in India

December 24, 2015


Photographer: Atish Aman 
Summary Authors: Atish Aman; Jim Foster

Meteors from the Geminids Meteor Shower are shown above, on a 4-hour exposure image, as observed over Sariska Palace Hotel, India, on December 14, 2014. The Geminids meteors move from top-to-bottom and appear to radiate from the constellation of Gemini; whereas random meteors, those not associated with the Geminids, are moving in other directions. Note that the bright object at right center is the planet Jupiter. Sariska Palace, built between 1892-1900, located in Sariska National Park, was the hunting palace of the Maharajah of Alwar in the early 1900s.
Photo Details: Camera Model: NIKON D800; Exposure Time: 20 second; Lens F-Number: ƒ/1.8; ISO Speed Ratings 6400; Shutter Speed: 1/0.05 second; Focal Length: 20 mm.