Geminid Meteor and Jupiter

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Thursday night was the most spectacular meteor shower I have seen in my lifetime. Conditions were perfect with a cold, clear, moonless sky and a cooperative Geminid Meteor Shower. You can see clouds on the horizon that absorbed light and gave an orange sunset look. I think Jupiter is peeking out on the left. I hope you enjoy the shots.

 

Over two nights, December 13 and 14, we saw what might be the most spectacular meteor shower of the decade. The Geminid meteor shower was so good that I only got a total of 5 hours sleep in 48 hours. We saw hundreds of meteors. This was one of my favorites. Clouds were coming in from the west and they were absorbing light, like a sunset.

 

God must smile at us when we watch fireworks and oooh and aaah. My wife and friend and I were doing a lot of that as we watched the meteor shower at 2 AM. His fireworks are truly amazing. "He counts the number of the stars; He gives names to all of them." Psalm 147:4

 

While this was the most spectacular meteor shower I have seen in my lifetime, there will be a greater meteor shower. In Mark 13:24-27 Jesus says: "But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun will be darkened and the moon will not give its light, and the stars will be falling from heaven, and the powers that are in the heavens will be shaken. Then they will see the Son of Man coming in clouds with great power and glory. And then He will send forth the angels, and will gather together His elect from the four winds, from the farthest end of the earth to the farthest end of heaven." I long for the day He returns.

 

 

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Taken on December 14, 2012
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