Monday, December 21, 2009

More January events

Here are some January Night Sky Events:

1 - Partial Lunar Eclipse (3:23 AM)
3 - Quadrantids Meteor Shower Peak (4:66 PM)
15 - New Moon (3:11 PM)
- Partial Solar Eclipse (5:02 PM)
30 - Full Moon (2:17 PM)

Enjoy and Clear skies to all!

A Meteor Shower Observer's Poem

Here is a short poem from one of the first time observers of a meteor shower from the Junior Philippine Physics Society.

Unfortunately, his first viewing was met with cloudy weather. He was only able to see 5 meteors that night.

"A moonless night, No stars in sight
Waiting to see, a streak of light
A falling star, a meteor's light
Not once, not twice, but 5 tonight."
-Thomas Villegas