Friday, December 18, 2009

The Geminids


The Geminids are a meteor shower caused by an object named 3200 Phaeton, which is thought to be an extinct comet. The meteors from this shower can be seen in mid-December and usually peak around 12-14 of the month. The Geminid shower is thought to be intensifying every year and recent showers have been seen 120-160 meteors per hour under optimal conditions. The Geminids were first observed only 150 years ago, much more recently than other showers such as the Perseids and Leonids.

Last few days I was expecting to see The Geminids, but since my area is really hard to see those meteor shower, I give up. I waited since 12/14/09 until 12/16/09 but nothing happen. Actually I got the info from my friend and news, my friend was saying that you could see a meteor shower after 12 midnight starting from 12/14/09. Actually I'm not into this stuff but since it looks interesting and I was like "Why not". Maybe I can make some wish for this coming year. But here, it's really hard to see because it keeps raining and raining, so I didn't hope so much.

But it's a good thing though because you learn something and maybe it could be your interest in the future, who knows.

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