Good luck photographing. That's where you're going to need the luck. (I'll be trying to catch some too.) Jack ----- Original Message ----- From: "Joe Orman" <joe.orman@xxxxxxxxxxx> I plan to go out Wednesday night to watch and photograph the Geminids. Here's the entry from my Sky Events Almanac (http://joeorman.shutterace.com/Almanac2006.html): December 13 - 14 (night): Geminids meteor shower. Just-past-last-quarter Moon rising about 2 a.m. will interfere somewhat. Shower radiates from Castor in constellation Gemini, which rises in NE around 7 p.m. and is near zenith in early morning hours. Best time to look between 9 p.m. and moonrise. Typical rate 60 meteors per hour. Some Geminid photos from past years can be seen on my web site: http://joeorman.shutterace.com/Meteors/Meteors_981213_34.html http://joeorman.shutterace.com/Meteors/Meteors_041213_21.html http://joeorman.shutterace.com/Meteors/Meteors_041213_27.html Good luck meteor hunting! --Joe Brian Skiff wrote: 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. -- See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please send personal replies to the author, not the list.