Wednesday, December 21, 2022

read Ursids article

I think he's getting better at this...

Could it be my criticisms got through?

Meteorologist and science writer Scott Sutherland of The Weather Network posted an article on the Ursid meteor shower.

Early on he noted the shower rate: 10 per hour. Pretty low. He reported that some estimated the shower might double this year...

He properly cautioned about the Moon phase and light pollution when meteor hunting. He spoke to dark adaptation with good advice like waiting 20 minutes or more and avoiding your smartphone.

Regardless, this is a weak meteor shower... Even if 20/h, it would require considerable dedication. Especially in cold conditions.

So, I still think this odd. 

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