Dec 14, 2010

The Geminids!

Apparently there's a good meteor shower going about now.  I went looking last night, but the dadgum clouds were in the way.  If you don't know how to find Gemini, it's above Orion's right (from his perspective) shoulder, the red giant Betelgeuse.  Both Castor and Pollux (the twin stars of Gemini) are part of the Winter Hexagon.  The moon should set about midnight or so.

4 comments:

  1. Ahh thank you kindly. I was reminded of this a few days ago and then promptly forgot. No way I'll forget between now and midnight-- I'll see you this time meteors!

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  2. No luck for me again last night. Haven't had a clear night in over a week now, shucks.

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  3. I didn't see the meteors either, too cloudy (sigh).

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  4. Yeah, what is with the weather lately? It was overcast and drizzling this morning for hours. Shades of Portland!

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