From a Central Bureau Electronic Circular issued this evening: GEMINID AND URSID METEORS 2006 P. Jenniskens, SETI Institute, reports that the Geminid meteors from (3200) Phaethon should peak at ZHR = 130 +/- 20 meteors/hr on 2006 Dec. 14d08h48m UT, with a FWHM of 26 hr....A waning 31-percent crecent moon will not interfere before 1 a.m. local time. Meteors should radiate from a geocentric radiant of R.A. = 113.8 deg, Decl. = +32.4 deg (equinox 2000.0), with velocities of V_g = 34.6 km/s. [In re Ursids, a comet dust-trail of 8P/Tuttle should encounter Earth] ...around 2006 Dec. 22d19h27m UT, with meteoroids in the earth's path between 18h10m and 20h50m... Meteors should radiate from a geocentric radiant of R.A. = 217.56 deg, Decl. = +74.93 deg (equinox 2000.0), with velocities of V_g = 33.83 km/s. ...A predicted peak rate of ZHR around 35 meteors/hr would be about three times that of the annual Ursids. ...it is possible that a broader (FWHM = 8.5 hr) filament dust component will return, peaking at around 2006 Dec. 22d17h38m with ZHR around 39 meteors/hr... \Brian -- See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please send personal replies to the author, not the list.