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Tonight is special if you like star gazing or counting meteors.  After sunset and thru the night til dawn, we will have the 2012 Geminid meteor shower.  This meteor shower occurs every year about this time and is usually excellent.

According to EarthSky (, the Geminid shower intensifies after midnight and produces the greatest number of meteors for a few hours, usually around 2 am, regardless of your location.  Because we have a new moon, the sky will be darker than it is around a full moon, making meteors easier to spot.  We may be able to see as many as 20-50 meteors per hour.  This evening could be spectacular … !!!  Hopefully, there will not be any cloud cover.

We are going to bundle up and head for the roof after dinner.  Have a wonderful evening … see you outside.