Meteor Shower Alert
It’s coming! What promises to be the best meteor shower of 2012 will happen on the nights of December 13th and 14th, the result of earth passing through debris left by the asteroid 3200 Phaethon. The Geminids meteor shower will be visible shortly after sunset and will peak around 2 am with up to 100 meteors/hour – that’s a lot of meteors! – so mark you calendar. Then, lay out a blanket, let your eyes adjust, look straight up and relax.
But wait, there’s more! If you’re diligent (and it’s dark enough where you are) you will also be able to see Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn throughout the next month or so! Want to know what’s even better? The Leonids meteor shower peaked last night, so if you’re anxious to see some meteors now the next few days should still be good! Alright I’m excited. Enjoy the show!