The Geminids Meteor Showers -peaks 13th Dec’13

Geminids Meteor showers 13Dec13 (c) Mani Navasothy
Geminids Meteor showers 13Dec13 . photo/art (c) Mani Navasothy

Quick one..!   Geminids Meteor showers are of the more prolific ones..   And as it gets cold and skies get clearer in Winter, there’s more chance to see it.. BUT we are also coming up to a full moon in a few days so..  we’ll see what we can see.

“Radiating from near the bright stars Castor and Pollux in the constellation Gemini the Twins, the Geminid meteor shower is one of the finest meteors showers visible in either the Northern or the Southern Hemisphere. The meteors are plentiful, rivaling the August Perseids, with perhaps 50 to 100 meteors per hour visible at the peak. Plus Geminid meteors are often bright, so, if there’s a bright moon, many meteors may be able to overcome the harsh moonlight. These meteors are often as good in the evening as in the hours between midnight and dawn. In 2013, a bright waxing gibbous moon will interfere with the Geminids throughout most of the peak night. Your best bet is to watch on the mornings of December 13 and 14, from moonset until dawn.”

-Mani Navasothy

ps. my 333rd blog post in it’s 3rd year 🙂

Ref: http://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/earthskys-meteor-shower-guide#draconids

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