Sunday, December 13, 2009
Geminid Meteor Shower
What potentially will be the best meteor display of the year is here and scheduled to reach its peak during the overnight hours of Dec. 13-14. These meteors appear to emanate from near the bright star Castor, in the constellation of Gemini, the Twins, hence the name "Geminid."
This year's Geminids will not be hindered at all by moonlight. On Monday morning, the moon – a narrow sliver of a crescent, just two days before its new phase, will come up over the east-southeast horizon soon after 5:30 a.m. for most locations and will pose very little, if any interference for meteor watchers. Read on...