[AZ-Observing] Geminid meteor shower

  • From: Jeff Hopkins <phxjeff@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: az-observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 11 Dec 2004 18:50:51 -0700

Space Weather News for December 11, 2004

GEMINID METEORS: The 2004 Geminid meteor shower is underway.  Midnight sky
watchers this weekend can expect to see bright meteors shooting out of the
constellation Geminid--at least a few per hour. Rates will increase
many-fold on Dec. 13th when the shower peaks.

Because this meteor shower has such a broad peak, a good display is
possible twice: on Monday morning, Dec. 13th, during the dark hours before
sunrise and again on Monday evening, Dec. 13th, especially during the
hours around midnight.

Jeff Hopkins

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