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Offline MAN OF BLUES

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Geminid shower going on right now....
« on: December 13, 2018, 05:39:48 pm »
watching this right now... coooollllll

seen a dozen so far, looking due east, in Ohio...

https://www.space.com/34921-geminid-meteor-shower-guide.html

getting a bowl of chili, a beer, and my lawnchair... and my sleeping bag right now...

peaks at 7 a.m. here (EST) tomorrow, but should be great late tonight..
https://www.space.com/42696-geminid-meteor-shower-2018-peaks-tonight.html


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Re: Geminid shower going on right now....
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2018, 06:57:59 pm »
Nothing but clouds here in my part of VA.
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Re: Geminid shower going on right now....
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2018, 08:40:10 pm »
Yeah, snowing in my neighborhood. Was really looking forward to the show.

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Re: Geminid shower going on right now....
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2018, 08:59:51 pm »
I lucked out, clouds were not an issue, sat out back with a bowl of Chilli and a mug, double wrapped in winter gear.. (at 30*), and watched... as the stars moved from east, to now south... Orion in particular, as it's easiest to locate... about 3-4 dozen good ones were seen, mostly below Orions lower foot, only a couple off Gemini...
by sunup tomorrow, Orion will be located higher, and in the west sky...
I watched the movement, and wasn't thinking when I originally posted time and direction...
you can plug your location, and time into this site, and get an accurate dipiction on where to look, again,
https://in-the-sky.org/whatsup.php?year=2018&month=12&day=13&town=4614088

 look for Orion, and specifically Betalgeuse, as a center point.. everything I saw came from that spot, but was lower... like Orion was pooping them out.
sorry, but that's what it looked like...

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