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Geminid meteor shower / ISS passes

posted 13 Dec 2013, 07:52 by Pete Collins
The maximum of the meteor shower is early Saturday morning 14 Dec and at the moment the forecast is for some clear spells so it may be worth a look from late evening onwards, although with bright moonlight you will only see the brightest meteors. The Geminids along with the Perseids in August is our best and most reliable annual meteor shower.

It's also worth noting that International Space Station passes are at favourable early evening times over at least the next week. To see a table of dates and times for the passes go to http://www.heavens-above.com/ (also on www.hpag.co.uk links page). If you haven't used heavens-above before, to get accurate predictions you need to set your location. This is easy enough to do from a database of places. Then click on 'ISS' under 'Satellites'.
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