You know, if you are interested in meteor showers, you might want to check out the skies on Monday night!
According to the Almanac, there is going to be one heck of a nice, long light show then! It's a very interesting article, and some folks are willing to brave the cold to see something of this magnitude!
December 13/14—GeminidsThe Geminid meteors should perform well after nightfall on Monday, December 13.
No other meteor shower boasts more meteors than the Geminids—with 75 per hour in a dark sky. Plus, viewing is all night (whereas most meteor showers are predawn)!
The bright and fast Geminds will appear to come from the northeast out of the Geminid twins.
Here are a few viewing tips to catch these "shooting stars."
* See the "date of maximum" which shows when meteor showers will be the strongest.
* Note that the "best viewing" times are usually predawn and late evening—when the Earth turns into the path of meteoroids as they enter the Earth's atmosphere.
* Where to look? The "point of origin" is where the flight course starts from. This is a good place to start.
* You don't need any special equipment! To enjoy this celestial event, just find a dark place free from man-made lights, spread a blanket on the ground, and look up in the dark night sky!
If you have any questions about this sky event, you might contact our blogging buddy "Dizzy Dick" right here! I think he might be able to help answer a lot of questions or at least point you in the right direction to get you started!
Now, if you are going to be outside for very long...I suggest we get some fresh coffee and sit in the kitchen so you can stock up! Better safe than sorry, ya know?