Wondrous skies – redux

Probably my only post today.. [Have you read Horseman’s comment(7)? – Ed] Nope. Just a quick reminder that it’s time for the peak of the annual, and dependable, Geminids meteor shower – from around 10pm tonight. Although this year’s show is likely to be diminished by the bigger brighter than usual Moon. Plenty of background – first observed in 1862 – and links at last year’s reminder. The indistinct object pictured, known as 3200 Phaethon, is believed to be responsible. 3200 Phaethon is a Near Earth Object and is also catalogued as a potentially hazardous asteroid (PHA).. and at 5km wide would do more than just light up the sky if it hit.. Adds I really should have mentioned Tunguska..

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