Did you miss the Perseids? No worries, the Geminids are coming!

If you had you an eye on the late night sky August 11 through predawn August 13, you may have caught a glimpse of the Perseids , one of the brightest meteorite shows of the year.   Did you miss it?  No worries!   The next show will be “starring” the Geminids.  According to   NASA  Jet Propulsion Laboratory , the peak activity, or shower maximum,  is the night of December 13-14, 2010, so save the date!

According to NASA, “Generally, the Geminids or August’s Perseids provide the best meteor shower show of the year. Geminids are usually considered the best opportunity for younger viewers because the show gets going around 9 or 10 p.m.”  The Geminids shower falls (no pun intended) on a Monday night this year, a school night. I can hear my kids now, “Please mom!   Can we stay up to watch the meteor shower?”

Will you?

Pic from http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.cfm?release=2010-119

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One response to “Did you miss the Perseids? No worries, the Geminids are coming!

  1. Don’t forget about the Orionids in October (obscured by a full moon) and the Leonids in November! There’s always a reason to stay up late (or get up early) to watch a meteor shower.

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