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Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Geminid meteor shower gets an early start

Space Weather News for Dec. 1, 2014

EARLY GEMINIDS: Earth is entering a stream of debris from "rock comet"
3200 Phaethon, source of the annual Geminid meteor shower. The shower
is not expected to peak until Dec. 14th, but NASA meteor cameras are
detecting Geminid fireballs over the USA two weeks early. Visit for images and updates.

AURORA WATCH: A high-speed solar wind stream is buffeting Earth's
magnetic field on Dec. 1-2. High-latitude sky watchers, especially
those around the Arctic Circle, should be alert for auroras in the
nights ahead. Geomagnetic storm alerts are available from (text) and

Good Clear Skies
Colin James Watling
Various Voluntary work-Litter Picking for Parish Council (Daytime) and
also a friend of Kessingland Beach (Watchman)
Real Astronomer and head of the Comet section for LYRA (Lowestoft and
Great Yarmouth Regional Astronomers) also head of K.A.G (Kessingland
Astronomy Group) and Navigator (Astrogator) of the Stars (Fieldwork)
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