Thursday, December 13, 2012

Meteor Showers

Well, I am putting together everything into my car to take to my workshop on photographing the Geminids meteor shower tonight.  The Geminid meteor shower is scheduled to peak late tonight into tomorrow morning.

However, I have also gotten information of a second meteor shower that can occur earlier tonight.  This meteor shower, if it occurs, is from the  Comet Wirtanen.  The radiant point of this shower will be in the constellation Pisces, which is up when darkness is falling and will be setting in the West as Gemini is ascending in the East.

So if you can get into a dark area without a lot of city lights had starts watching the sky, starting at between 8 and 9 PM and continuing into early morning you should be able to enjoy a beautiful show in the sky.