We’re going to let the boys stay up for awhile to watch this spectacle of nature
Our planet Earth is now passing through a stream of debris in space.
Some of this debris will enter Earth’s atmosphere to appear as “shooting stars” in our night sky. In other words, these next few nights are the peak nights of the Geminid meteor shower. Tonight and Friday night are great times to look.
The Geminids are one of the year’s best meteor showers. It’s a consistent and prolific shower that typically produces 50 or more meteors an hour, or about one every minute. You can expect the Geminid meteors to start flying around mid-evening tonight.
DS1 is very excited. I think I’ll just go ahead and print that story and save it for the next time he has to do one of those current events projects.
Of course, given that prime time for the show starts is just about the time they should be drifting off to sleep I’m sure I’m going to pay for this on Friday morning. But at least it’s Friday – I can get through one sucky morning of non-waking boys.