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Magic Hour For The Geminid Meteor Shower
2013-12-13 10:41:16

As arctic air and record cold sweeps across the USA, amateur astronomers are looking at their calendars with a degree of trepidation. A date is circled: Dec. 14th. And below it says: "Wake up at 4 AM for the Geminid meteor shower."

Comet ISON May Be Gone, But Geminids Are On The Way
2013-12-09 10:36:02

Now, just in time for the holidays, the annual Geminid meteor shower is on our doorstep, promising to offer a show that may last up to several days. And while it may not be as impressive as ISON was, it is expected to be one of the most intense meteor showers of the year.

New Insight On Phaethon Rock Comet
2013-09-10 12:42:19

Observations have shown that Phaethon's tail becomes so hot when it approaches the sun that rocks on the surface crack and crumble to dust under the extreme heat.

What Are The Geminids?
2012-12-12 05:24:29

Meteor showers are fascinating events - streaks of light across the darkness of night. While such displays struck fear into our ancestors, they provide wonderful entertainment today.

Best Meteor Shower Of The Year Quickly Approaching
2012-12-12 03:30:18

The Geminids meteor shower is expected to be an amazing display of natural fireworks and is expected to start on December 13 and 14, ending the year with a bang.

Image 1 - Geminid Meteor Shower Peaks Tonight
2011-12-13 09:18:14

The 2011 Geminid meteor shower peaks on the night of Dec. 13-14, and despite the glare of a nearly-full Moon, it might be a good show.

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2010-12-13 18:00:00

Monday evening and Tuesday morning will provide the peak time to enjoy the 2010 Geminid meteor shower.

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2010-12-09 11:50:00

On the evening of Dec 13 and the morning of Dec 14, skywatchers across the northern hemisphere will be looking up as the Geminid meteor shower reaches its peak, in one of the best night sky events of the year.

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2010-12-12 16:00:00

Most meteor showers come from comets, which spew ample meteoroids for a night of 'shooting stars,' but the Geminids are different.

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2009-12-13 17:50:00

The best meteor shower of 2009 is about to fall over North America on a long, cold December night.


Word of the Day
aphotic
  • Having no light.
  • Of or relating to the region of a body of water that is not reached by sunlight and in which photosynthesis is unable to occur.
The word 'aphotic' comes from Greek roots meaning 'without' and 'light'.
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