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Old 12-12-2009, 06:44 PM   #11
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I'm going to try for this one.
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Old 12-13-2009, 12:26 PM   #12
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Intense Geminid Meteor Shower Peaks Tonight

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December 13, 2009

Thought that some of you might be interested in this from NatGeo Intense Geminid Meteor Shower Peaks Tonight

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The Geminids have been historically overlooked, simply because of their timing so close to the busy holiday season and during frigid winter nights...for many astronomers, the December meteors have now dethroned the more popular August Perseid meteor shower as the shooting star event of the year.
Although it is supposed to rain all day here (and is already doing a convincing job of it), it may be clear enough much later tonight to see these--fingers crossed!
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Old 12-13-2009, 03:42 PM   #13
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Still overcast and drizzling here; not supposed to clear off until sometime tomorrow -
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Old 12-13-2009, 03:46 PM   #14
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I feel your pain, suunto. It has been raining steadily all day; the driveway is under water again. I think it is time for an additional batch of crushed clam shells.
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Old 12-14-2009, 12:03 AM   #15
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Last night was cloudy.
Tonight started out clear, not anymore!
Just as prime time is approaching so be it with another snowstorm.
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Old 12-14-2009, 01:12 AM   #16
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Cruddy cruddy clouds! Still there..........
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Cruddy cruddy clouds!
Now, now...is that any way for the Queen of Meteorological Phenomena to talk?

Speaking of which, I am well and truly fogged in this morning. This is a rural area, and kids get to school by school bus. It is so foggy that the schools have a delayed opening so that the bus drivers can see where they are going, and perhaps more importantly, people can see the kids waiting by the road. They usually give a two hour delay to allow the fog to burn off a bit.

So sorry that you have missed the geminids, havalotta. Maybe tonight?
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Old 12-14-2009, 08:16 AM   #18
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Once again, I believe that meteor showers are mythological creatures designed solely to disrupt normal sleep patterns. It actually started clearing off after midnight here, so I arose in the wee hours, wandered outdoors in my fleece bathrobe to behold... Nothing but the usual winter constellations steadfastly gleaming, and went grumbling back to bed.
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Now, now...is that any way for the Queen of Meteorological Phenomena to talk?


Suunto-So your neighbors enjoyed your show instead?
[quote "I arose in the wee hours, wandered outdoors in my fleece bathrobe." quote]
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Old 12-14-2009, 05:22 PM   #20
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Hey suunto: Does Iggy have a fleece robe, too?
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