Saturday, December 14, 2013
No Geminids for Me
Alarm got me up and I wandered outside to cloud. Thick slabs of cloud. There were the occasional sucker holes, but these were nowhere near where either the Geminids nor the nova were.
I watched a while, just in case a decent gap opened up, but it didn't so I went back to bed. Today the sky is blue and clear of clouds, mocking me.
Reports from Australia that I have seen so far have been generally disappointing, only around 4-5 meteors an hour at best, well below the predictions from the meteor flux calculator. The data from the international meteor organisation shows reasonable rates in the Northern Hemisphere, so maybe we just had a lull.
I'll try and have another go tomorrow morning.
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