Sunday, 14 December 2014

Geminids

00:05 Clear, -1º, no wind, cloud arriving from the SW.

Loren and I went out in the garden tonight to see if we could catch the Gemenid meteor shower and we were in luck. We had at least 22 “shooting stars” in just under 30 minutes of watching, including a few bright ones. There were quite a few more that we were just catching in our peripheral vision and did not count but due to light pollution and limited views I’m sure we missed quite a few.

The moon had not long risen and is 55% illuminated and at a distance of 404, 750 km.




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