The Geminid meteor shower will be at its best after dark on Friday, December 13, and before dawn on Saturday, December 14, according to the editors of the observatory's StarDate magazine.
Sky from Wimberley, Texas
Wimberley area skygazers, residents and visitors, are often lucky enough to
have an unobstructed view of the wonders of the night
sky. Away from the light
pollution of the city, even a few minutes skywatching can be relaxing,
restorative, and reawaken our sense of place in the
universe. Welcome to The Wimberley Sky.
» January Quadrantic Meteors - One of the Busiest and
||Named for the extinct constellation Quadrans Muralis, this meteor shower is best viewed after the Moon sets in the very early morning. More spectacular (in a cosmic way) than all the fireworks man devises, it presents no fire hazard to Central Texas and offers about a hundred "shooting stars" per hour. Look for it around 1 AM.
This year (2013) nature didn't cooperate with
viewing, but with a clear
sky intrepid late night / early morning skywatchers will be abundantly rewarded.
about the Quadrantids...
» April's Lyrid Meteors - Unpredictable and Worth the Wait
meteor shower, the Lyrids, peak at about 10 to
20 each hour. The cool thing about these is
their unpredictability...if you check these out
some time between late night April 22nd until
dawn of the 23rd, you may see occasional surges
bringing the number up to 100 per hour. The
evening before may be almost as good a time to
The moon will be competing for your
attention, but find a dark sky in Wimberley to
watch the sky and you may be well rewarded.
here at EarthSky...
» Phoenix Can't Phone Home
||Phoenix touched down at 6:53 p.m. CST on Sunday, May 25, 2008...the first spacecraft ever to reach a polar region of Mars.
See video and photos, along with the latest from
this probe. More
» The Cassini-Huygens mission to Saturn »
Images from the Saturn mission
» Spirit and Opportunity! Rover Updates at the Amazing Mars Exploration Rover
» Mission to Mars
Space & Sky News from NASA
And...Photos - Hubble Site - Mars Closest Encounter,
Stardate Calendar, Heavens
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|Our Visible Earth
A huge resource with searchable database including images, animations and visualizations of our planet. Check out such items as smoke plumes over the Gulf states, carbon monoxide around the earth and hydrological changes.
|NASA-TV! Live Data from NASA, a continuous webcast of the NASA-TV broadcast covering the agency activities and events.
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