Sunday, December 13, 2009

Geminid Meteor Shower Peaks Tonight

If you're blessed with a clear sky tonight, step outside some time between 10:00 PM and 5:00 AM and look up. There's nothing like a shower of falling stars to bring a little wonder into your life.

* P.S. December 16: I missed the peak night due to cloud cover, but I saw a great meteor this morning around 5:15 AM. It lasted so long - almost three seconds - and had such a long tail I wasn't sure at first what it was. Best. Sighting. Ever.

It's nice to know you're all star gazers too.

P.P.S :Ed, they're good luck! Remember the old Perry Como song? "Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket, never let it fade away... " (Man. I am so frickin' old.)

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

I have went out a lot but have never seen one. I did on vaction once. Hope you see some.

Bye Bye Ed Is that good luck or bad

Chris said...

Yep, I was aware of that. And as the past 4 meteor showers, we have a completely overcast sky today. The Persieds and Leonids are my favorites but I hear these are going to be great this year, especially in Asia. Dammit.

ramblingwoods said...

Oh drat...cloudy tonight.I would love to see it...

MyMaracas said...

It's been too cloudy here, too. I would have liked to see this myself.

Daryl said...

DOH .. how did I miss this, oh I know, I was bogged down in festive cheer related crap

Sallyacious said...

I've been mostly offline for the last two weeks, visiting the husband and playing with the nephew, so I didn't see this. I was in Idaho on Sunday night, and actually outdoors at a lovely holiday light display at the Botanical Garden outside of Boise. But it was overcast, so no shooting stars.

I hope you got a wonderful eyefull

Unseen Rajasthan said...

I Would definitely want to see it!!

kyungmee said...

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