Sunday, December 12, 2010

geminids meteor shower

usually the best meteor shower of the year is the geminids meteor shower which this year peaks on monday night, 13th december! every december the earth passes through the debris tail of the asteroid 3200 Phaethon, but the details of why this asteroid has so much debris are not fully understood, which makes the strength of the celestial show an enticing mystery.

so bundle up, go out, and enjoy the show!


Anonymous said...

It's too bad I have an exam that night. Ah well, if all goes badly, at least the skies'll cheer me up.

Gemma said...

Thanks for sharing, especially for the map, it will be most helpful tomorrow night.