Saturday, December 12, 2009
"End-of-Year Sky Show: Geminid Meteor Shower Dec 12&13"
By Jon Brooks, contributing writer, and Vera H-C Chan, Y! senior editor
The popular Perseid meteor shower may get the fair-weather attention, but the real show comes in winter.
Most amateur stargazers huddle by the fireplace in December, when the Geminids rain debris above the Earth's atmosphere. A winter wallop has dropped temperatures to freezing in some parts of the nation, but don't let a difference of a few degrees Fahrenheit keep you from seeing the night show that NASA considers the "best meteor shower of 2009."
The shower (nearly) ends a stellar year for skywatching on a high note—which is appropriate, given that 2009 is the International Year of Astronomy. Meteor showers and plenty of other space-related phenomena captured cyberspace imagination this year.
See entire article at: Meteor Shower
For more info see our Squidoo Lens at: Journey Thru Space
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