The Quadrantids (Every January 4th)

I read that the Quadrantids meteor shower early Wednesday morning averaged 2 per minute – I didn’t capture nearly that many, maybe because I was looking out over Charlottesville.  Anyway, I got my share!  Notice in the last frame, there are TWO! (click into the images to make them full-screen…)  The circular star-trail image was assembled from all the frames taken between 2:20 and 5:30AM.  Since the Quadrantids  radiate from a point in the Northern sky, all my frames included the star Polaris, around which all the stars visible in the Northern Hemisphere seem to rotate.

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