View Full Version : Geminid Meteors

12-13-2009, 09:58 AM
Anyone else but me and my daughter going to be watching out for the geminid meteors tonight. If you have clear skys this evening a glance at the eastern sky area tonight from 8pm onwards may prove very fruitful. Debris from a near earth asteroid colides with the earths atmosphere every year at this time makeing one of the best meteor showers of the year.


12-13-2009, 10:09 AM
Clear skies here and couldn't get more easterly without getting wet so I'll try to remember to look up when I take the dog's out later...I'm usually looking up at the stars anyway on a clear night, the sky is surprisingly clear considering I'm in a dense residential area.

12-13-2009, 10:22 AM
that's what I was saying earlier on, I wanna see but the fog is thick . might go up the hills later on tonight !

12-13-2009, 12:07 PM
130 - 160 an Hour experts reckon thats alot of flying rocks :P defo going up the hills with dogs absoulete frezzing but worth it .....

12-13-2009, 02:59 PM
My daughter and mesen saw 5 over a half hour scan but it was cold and got cloudy so we came in again but she has seen her first meteors so that is a bonus :D from Manchester at 9pm they were mostly directly overhead and a touch south and east, well the few we saw were at least.

12-13-2009, 03:00 PM
No chance here its overcast and slight rain :(:(

12-13-2009, 03:07 PM
Maybe it will clear up a little later on. From what I see of the cloud cover on the BBC weather area the cloud base does not look too broad.

12-14-2009, 02:24 AM
I saw one but it clouded over shortly after and poured with rain until late.

12-14-2009, 02:48 AM
Overcast and raining all night. Shame as we have had clear skies at night for the last week apart from last night, typical