The sky at night, tonight

Very clear sky tonight, so have actually managed to see the Geminids despite the skyglow and the floodlights in one of our neighbour’s gardens. A couple of very bright meteors and about another four or five lesser ones, all in ten minutes or so. If you have a clear sky where you are, now would be a good time to step outside for a quarter of an hour – look to the east.

Briefly contemplated waking the up to show him the best sky that he’s yet had an opportunity to see in Southampton, but thought better of it. I’ll just have to point Jupiter out to him on the way home (and try and explain the phases of the moon) as usual.

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