Friday, December 12, 2014
Weekend meteor shower
Source - Space Weather News for Dec. 12, 2014: http://spaceweather.com
GEMINID METEOR SHOWER: The best meteor shower of the year, the Geminids, peaks this weekend when Earth passes through a stream of debris from "rock comet" 3200 Phaethon. Forecasters expect to see as many as 120 meteors per hour when the shower peaks on Dec. 13th and 14th. Visit http://spaceweather.com for photos and observing tips.
AURORA WATCH: A geomagnetic storm is underway on Dec. 12th as Earth enters a high-speed stream of solar wind. Aurora alerts are available from http://spaceweathertext.com (text) and http://spaceweatherphone.com (voice).