Monday, 10 December 2012

Geminids


The next few nights are going to be a perfect opportunity to see this spectacular cosmic lightshow, apparently, because it's a new moon, and clear skies are likely.   I'll be out there looking, wrapped up warm, cricking my neck and trying not to fall over backwards.  And maybe mouthing a wish or two.
 
 
 
 
By the way, I've always wondered why meteorites, which sound small, are the big ones, whilst meteors, which sound big, are the little shooting stars.  It seems the wrong way round.
 
 

8 comments :

  1. I'm picturing you in a phone box ringing Knox Oil & Gas to report your sightings. I could collect some tens in the bar.

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  2. With that wonderful music playing in the background .....

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  3. I probably won't see any, because of light pollution. But if you live in a dark place, here is a good place to find out more.

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  4. oooh Rog that film was on telly the other night, did you watch it (again)?

    Tim do have a monocle and play a xylophone? RIP Mr Moore.

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  5. If I jump in the car NOW I can probably be in Arisaig by Thursday night when they're meant to be at their best. But the sky won't be red all over.
    I'm sure I can play the xylophone, Zig, just haven't tried yet. (RIP indeed for a true English eccentric.)

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  6. Well, after this post I tried to find your new moon, but it wasn't there. Maybe it's avoiding Devizes....?

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  7. It's a bit colder than for the August Perseids & sadly it's going to be very cloudy tonight & tomorrow night.
    A couple of clear & frosty mornings ago, before sunrise, the crescent moon in the low south eastern sky was being backlit by the sun. Earlier on I saw the crescent but then we saw the whole of the moon. A true Waterboys moment.

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  8. It was foggy here all week. One day I hope to see a meteorite shower.

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