Cape Drastis and Geminid Meteors

January 04, 2017


Photographer: Bill Metallinos
Summary Authors: Bill Metallinos; Jim Foster

This nightscape of Cape Drastis, Greece, was captured by the light of December's Supermoon. Clay deposits forming the islets of Peroulades, off Corfu Island in the Adriatic Sea, are from the lower Pleistocene Epoch-- about 1-2 million years old.

The two bright streaks at top center are meteors from the annual Geminid Meteor Shower, triggered by object 3200 Phaethon. Photo looking north, taken on December 14, 2016.

Photo Details: Camera Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II; Lens: EF15mm f/2.8 Fisheye; Focal Length: 15mm; Aperture: ƒ/2.8; Exposure Time: 15.000 s; ISO equiv: 500; Software: Adobe Photoshop CC 2017 (Windows).