The Geminids – II

Well, I had a spot of luck after all last night, despite the fact that we had snow showers and the sky was cloudy during the evening. I woke up at 03:30 am and found that the sky was cloudless, although it was a little misty. However, I was able to see Orion, Taurus and the Pleiades quite clearly through the window, so I settled down to watch for an hour. I chickened out of getting dressed and going outside – it was –5C.

I tallied 21 meteors and three planes during that time, so it wasn’t entirely wasted effort.

About Geoff Coupe

I'm a British citizen, although I have lived and worked in the Netherlands since 1983. I came here on a three year assignment, but fell in love with the country, and one Dutchman in particular, and so have stayed here ever since. On the 13th December 2006 I also became a Dutch citizen.
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