Thursday, December 13, 2007

Ooh! Geminids!

Didn't think we'd get to see any, due to maybe too far east and also overcast day. But guess what? We saw a bunch! About 6 or 7 within 15 minutes. I think that's pretty good. It's no 2001 Leonid Shower, but hey, I'll take it.

Why don't the news articles ever state a timezone for reference? It was said in numerous reports that the shower tonight will begin after 10pm (which it is here) and peak at about 2am, when Gemini was directly overhead. Gemini is really almost straight up now. I'm all confused. Anyway, glad I saw some. Usually, I'm the one blinking or sneezing just as everyone else says "Wow! Amazing! I've never seen one like that before!"

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