Wednesday, December 14, 2011

SKYWATCH: Annual meteor shower underway

GEMINID METEOR UPDATE: Today, Earth is passing through a stream of debris from near-Earth asteroid 3200 Phaethon, source of the annual Geminid meteor shower. Often the encounter produces more than 100 Geminids per hour, but this year many of the meteors are obscured by bright moonlight. Visual rates are currently in the dozens, not hundreds.

1 Comments:

Blogger mimy said...

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January 28, 2012 at 12:56 AM 

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