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Old December 13 2012, 09:02 PM   #1
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Geminiod Meteor show.

In case anyone is interested the annual Geminiod Meteor shower is set to reach it's peak tonight.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-20709852
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Old December 13 2012, 11:19 PM   #2
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Re: Geminiod Meteor show.

Just ... remember the triffids.
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Old December 14 2012, 06:48 PM   #3
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Re: Geminiod Meteor show.

Well, I ignored my own warning and went out anyway between 1:00am and 3:00am local time. It was, alas, still only a shower, but at one point I counted four in a minute, including a spectacular fireball that appeared to pancake and burst brilliantly -- bright enough to light up the neighborhood.

Fortunately, I retain my sight today and no triffids have been around.
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