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Geminid Meteor Shower

I was camping with nerds last night in Leo Carillo State Beach's campground. It was the day after the peak of the Geminid meteor showers. The night was cold by local standards (38f) and very, very clear. The moon was nearly full - the night before it had been at it's perigee, and the brightest since 1993.

There are meteor showers every year on my birthday, so I've seen a lot of them. But this was the most active meteor shower I'd ever seen - throughout the night I saw at least a dozen shooting stars, and one or two as bright and slow as flares. Purple, yellow, red.

I've never seen so many falling stars.

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daogre
Dec. 15th, 2008 06:59 am (UTC)
Heh
Yeah I liked the meteor shower while "camping" too.
pyr8queen
Dec. 15th, 2008 03:41 pm (UTC)
It was so amazing it even influenced my dreams that night. Or maybe that was the utter freezing cold...
cacofunny
Dec. 15th, 2008 09:13 pm (UTC)
How was the turnout? Sinus headaches the two days before made it a prudent choice to not tempt fate by staying out in the cold for long periods of time.
aghrivaine
Dec. 15th, 2008 09:14 pm (UTC)
For an overnight event in the cold, turnout was excellent.
cacofunny
Dec. 15th, 2008 11:13 pm (UTC)
Cool! (pun intended)
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