2021 Geminid Meteor Shower

Seen any good fireballs lately?
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Christopher K.
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2021 Geminid Meteor Shower

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At this time the Highland Road Park Observatory is planning to be open for Perseid viewing on Monday 13 December from 10pm to 12am. This may change; any change will be noted here.
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Re: 2021 Geminid Meteor Shower

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The week of the meteor peak will be a busy one, as BRAS will also be using HRPO to host a party for the public celebrating the club's fortieth anniversary. Meanwhile, more information will come regarding the Geminids...
https://www.amsmeteors.org/meteor-showe ... /#Geminids
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Re: 2021 Geminid Meteor Shower

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Below is the NOAA forecast for HRPO's planned viewing time of 9pm to 1am...
precipitation potential, 2%
sky cover, 30%
relative humidity, 97%
temperature, 16˚C
surface wind, E 8 km/h

Danko's Clear Dark Sky states that during HRPO's viewing time the transparency rating will be "below average" (2 out of 5) and the seeing rating will be "good" (4 out of 5).

A majority of any visible streaks will be seen after 10pm. The waxing gibbous Moon will be in the lower half of the sky by 11:10pm.

The 13 November 2021 rating is...
EXCELLENT
VERY GOOD
GOOD
FAIR
POOR
BAD

More information:
https://www.amsmeteors.org/2021/12/view ... r-in-2021/
https://skyandtelescope.org/astronomy-n ... -geminids/
https://astronomy.com/news/observing/20 ... eor-shower
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Re: 2021 Geminid Meteor Shower

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The viewing was very nice expect for fog that rolled in during the final hour. I was at the front doors of the main building speaking with a patron from about 11:15pm to 11:45pm, and we saw about nine very nice ones and a few dimmer ones.
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