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Wed Dec 12, 2012, 09:58 PM

A great meteor shower - the Geminids!

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http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2012/12/12/geminid_meteor_shower_100_shooting_stars_per_hour.html

"This week is a great chance to watch a great meteor shower: the Geminids, so named because they appear to shoot away from the constellation of Gemini. This is a really reliable shower, generally putting out as many as 100 meteors per hour! It peaks on the evening to morning of Dec. 13/14, but usually has a decent showing for a couple of days before and after the peak."

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what makes this one tough is that it is often really cold after midnight in the northern part of the US....but it should ber worth it!

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NRaleighLiberal Dec 2012 OP
nc4bo Dec 2012 #1
nc4bo Dec 2012 #4
beam me up scottie Dec 2012 #2
Terra Alta Dec 2012 #3
Egalitarian Thug Dec 2012 #5

Response to NRaleighLiberal (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 10:02 PM

1. Hopefully all these gray clouds over NC will vamoose by tomorrow night.

Happy star gazing everyone!

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Response to nc4bo (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 01:19 AM

4. I counted 37 in about an hour and a half. Beautiful!!

Nice clear, cold sky to watch the show!

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 10:44 PM

2. Worth putting on lohn johns and getting out the down sleeping bag!

Thanks for the reminder!


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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 10:46 PM

3. Hoping for a clear night tomorrow night!

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 01:22 AM

5. Of course! We get like, 4 overcast night a year and this is one of them. n/t

 

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