Geminid Meteor Shower December 2014 A Post with no pictures

In the early hours of Sunday morning I decided to see if I could see some shooting stars. I had only ever seen a shooting star once before so after hearing on the news yesterday afternoon that The Germind Meteor shower was due to give us a shooting star   show on the night of 13/12/14 morning of 14/12/14.

Waking like clock work at 01.30 hours for a call of nature I stared out of the bedroom window to reveal a frosty night with clear sky my astronomical adventure was on.

Deciding our road had too much light pollution I de-iced the van and headed for darker skies. (Heater full on, heated seats full on) Passing through our village with the odd person staggering home after a night out and taxi dropping people off.

Parking up in the car park at 01:30 Durley Church I starter looking skyward my eyes soon adjusted to the dark “It is full of Stars” to quote 2001 A Space Odyssey.

In the moonlight with the outline of the church tower I spent the next hour and a bit watching the fast moving lines of shooting star streaking access the sky. seeing one every few minutes, I stopped counting at 20 sightings.

A most interesting way to spend the early hours of a Sunday Morning.

link to more info and pictures

http://earthsky.org/space/everything-you-need-to-know-geminid-meteor-shower

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Andrew Finnegan

I enjoy visiting the coast and am working on seeing all the coast of the UK and over the past couple of year have been recording my camper van coastal tour in my blog I also blog places I visit which which you may also enjoy seeing . Aim of my blog is a Photo overview. (I am happy for my pictures to be used by other's but I will retain copyright and would request you ask prior use of any picture if using pictures on line please add a link to my blog)

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