Quadrantid Meteors and fireball photo.

Yesterday, Jan 4th, 2012,  Earth passed through a stream of debris from shattered comet 2003 EH1 which is the source of the Quadrantid meteors.

While not feeling that great, I went out in the cold weather and hung out in the uber secret spot that I use when I need to be in almost total darkness just north of Saint Cloud.  I say almost total darkness as in no traffic, no street lights and no light pollution in the field of view.

Below is the only photo that I was able to get of a fireball.  The 3/4 full moon made it hard to see the fireballs and meteors as the light washed out the sky. 

Just below the north star is a fireball, the only one that I was able to document.  The Quadrantid Meteors was not what it was hyped up to be and that may be due to the fact of the bright moon.  It was not a total waste of time as it did make a great proof of concept for doing another project which is to do a 8 hour exposure of the stars in this spot to get a true star trails photograph.