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Sunday, November 19, 2006
Meteor Showers 2006 -vwv

Shuquan and I tried to catch the Leonids meteor shower early this morning. It was a little cloudy but at least some stars were visible. This meteor spotting session was spectacularly disappointing. I didn't see a single meteor, not even a stray one. I would have been satisfied with a single fireball.

I am going to try again for the Geminids in December. I hope it will be better since the maximum will coincide with Singapore's night time, unlike the Leonids. For those interested, here are some useful information.

Active period: December 7-17
Maximum activity: December 14, 10h45m UT, plus minus 2.3h

Dec 14 is a Thursday. If I didn't interpret that wrongly, it means the window of opportunity for catching the maximum will be after sunset to around 8 or 9pm. For more details, check the International Meteor Organization predictions.

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Yiheng made
12:35 PM


I'm game. And the timing looks decent too. Can still catch the last bus back. Anyway MacRitchie turned out to be a not bad place
By Blogger Soqcrates, at 10:35 PM  

I have another idea. I suddenly want to go to Pulau Ubin for 1-2 days. maybe we can go camp there for the weekend
By Blogger Soqcrates, at 11:08 AM  

Sure man. I got an almost complete tent we could use, just missing the tent pegs, courtesy of OBS.
By Anonymous yiheng, at 4:40 PM  

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