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On 14, 15 and 16 December 2012 the Geminids meteor shower was amazingly visible from ESO Paranal Observatory. I have made a 2min 46sec timelapse of the event as seen from different locations on the telescopes platform collecting 27 hours of continuous shooting (almost 2400 pictures in total) leaving my Canon 5D Mark III (equipped with a Samyang 14mm f2.8) outside on the telescopes platform acquiring the frames while I was UT4 Night Astronomer.

NOTES:
- At 1:07 in the upper part of the scene, in the center, a huge meteor explodes leaving red smoke moving toward the right (East)
- At 2:00 another huge meteor explodes above UT1 (just on the left of the dome)
- At 2:15 you can see the ISS transiting above Paranal from the right toward the upper center (West-East)

Soundtrack: "Infinite Ocean", Ghost (2011), The Devin Townsend Project, InsideOut Music
Thanks Devin for your music!

Hope you enjoy it.

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