Monday, December 13, 2010

Heads Up

Literally. Apparently the best meteor shower of the year will be visible in the skies of the Northern Hemisphere and some parts of the Southern on the night of 13/14 December. And the best news is that you won’t need a telescope to see it – a comfortable chair and a good rug should see you right according to the experts.

This particular meteor shower is known as the Geminids – named after the constellation Gemini. The brighter Geminids, or you might say ‘Gems’, can be colored yellow, green, blue and red, conjuring up images of precious stones and making this particular meteor shower a bit like fairy lights on a much grander scale. A little cosmic cheer seems appropriate heading into Christmas.