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Monday, December 13, 2010

Amazing Meteor Geminids Strike Earth!

It's that time of the year again when the Earth gets sandblasted by the tiny fragments of an ancient asteroid. Yes, it's the Geminids and tonight is the night when the meteorshower will peak.Last night, at 2am, I went outside in the hope of spotting one or two shooting stars. Fortunately, due to my late-night working habits, I was able to be outside when the meteor "radiant" was pretty much directly above. The radiant is a point in the night sky where the meteors appear to be showering from. This time of the year, that radiant is centered around the constellation of Gemini (hence the "Geminids").

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