Geminid meteor shower

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  1. Airbud

    Airbud Master Guru

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    Geminid meteor shower, active from December 4–17, peaks the night of December 13/14.

    With absolutely no interference from the Moon and a maximum expected rate of up to 150 meteors per hour, this is one show you won’t want to miss.

    also:
    For the first time in nearly 800 years, a rare Christmas star will light up the sky at the start of this month’s winter solstice, a shiny beacon that will be visible from South Florida without a telescope.

    It’s a planetary alignment that that last happened in the year 1226

    As they make their orbit around the sun, Jupiter and Saturn will slowly grow closer together over the next two weeks until they are almost completely aligned, according to NASA.

    “Alignments between these two planets are rather rare, occurring once every 20 years or so, but this conjunction is exceptionally rare because of how close the planets will appear to one another,” said Hartigan. “You’d have to go all the way back to just before dawn on March 4, 1226, to see a closer alignment between these objects visible in the night sky.”
     
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    mbk1969 Ancient Guru

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    Howling to the night sky?
     
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  3. anticupidon

    anticupidon Ancient Guru

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    Nah, rather chilling at the BBQ with a beer in hand and watching the meteor shower
     
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    tsunami231 Ancient Guru

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    hmm which direction am i looking? i might take out side tonight? cause be seen with naked eye?

    Jupiter satarn thing might be intresting to see would have drag out heavy telescope though
     

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    Lavcat Master Guru

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    Two nights ago I saw an impressive orange meteor that was probably a Geminid.
     
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    zipper Maha Guru

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    They come from the Gemini constellation direction, Castor and Pollux - quite easy to find.
     
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    tsunami231 Ancient Guru

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    went out tonight to cloudy see anything see alot moving "lights" up there but nothing streaking like metor shower. did see like 4 light in alignment moving across the sky though. maybe I try again later tonight and cloud will be gone
     
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