Posts Tagged ‘Geminid Meteor Shower Dec 13 2009’
Space Weather News for Dec 12, 2009
GEMINID METEOR SHOWER: This weekend, Earth will pass through a stream of debris from extinct comet 3200 Phaethon, source of the annual Geminid meteor shower. Forecasters expect more than 100 meteors per hour to fly out of the constellation Gemini when the shower peaks on Dec 13 and 14.
For most observers, the best time to look will be from 10 pm local time on Sunday night to dawn on Monday morning.
Visit SpaceWeather.com for photos, a sky map, and live audio from a meteor radar.
ASTRONOMY ALERTS FOR CHRISTMAS: Spaceweather.com’s astronomy alert service makes a great gift. It works like this: Suppose the International Space Station is about to fly over your back yard. Your phone will ring and tell you to go outside and look. Subscribers also receive alerts for meteor showers, eclipses, rocket launches, Northern Lights and much more.
Give the heavens for Christmas at SpaceWeatherPhone.
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