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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Astronomically Speaking

The Geminid meteor shower is coming. The Geminids have been getting stronger for years now (the website linked above explains why & gives all of this year's details.) With the New Moon coming up Dec. 16th, this year's shower will be free of invasive moonlight. The peak will be around midnight (as opposed to the usual predawn/4-6am of most showers,) but Geminids tend to last a while, so off-peak viewing should be satisfying as well. With all of the positive aspects of this shower (one of my Winter favorites,) hopefully the weather cooperates!

In other news, I completed a new painting, "Supernova" (it is not the image featured in this post, which was an airbrush work I did long ago.)

9 comments:

Chrissy said...

It sounds really interesting Lana, I am intrigued. I could so easily become interested in astronomy

Laurie said...

I just learned something new - quite an accomplishment at 6 in the morning. Thanks, Lana!

Charles Gramlich said...

I hope we'll have clear skies.

Michelle's Spell said...

Hey lovely Lana,

I too have learned something new! Beautiful picture. Thanks for the heads up.

Erik Donald France said...

It'll be a hard candy Christmas for me, but I aim to purchase at least one item next year. Supernova is really cool.

I've seen a couple "fireballs" already. Have made many a wish'

Cloudia said...

I am nourished by your sensibility and your resulting art, Lana.



Aloha, Friend!


Comfort Spiral

JR's Thumbprints said...

That's the first I've heard of the upcoming Geminid; I'll have to mark it on the calendar and have a look. Hope all is well.

Lynda Lehmann said...

Lana, I'll go check it out.

I want to wish you and Charles joy and cozy, warm feelings at this holiday season.

I guess he has returned from his trip by now and you will be taking some new jaunts in the wilderness, in the weeks to come.

Merry Christmas, Lana. Did I ever tell you my husband is also named "Charles"?

Michelle (artscapes) said...

Thanks for that tip...
LOVE the painting!

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