Falling Rocks

Coming up this weekend is the Geminids, the most dependable of all meteor showers. With this one taking place in December, temperatures are generally cold and skies cloudy in the northern hemisphere. 

NASA ScienceCasts: Enjoying the Geminids From Above and Below

This year, there will be a nearly full moon in the sky as the Geminids peak on the night of December 13/14. The fainter meteors will be obscured by the bright moonlight reducing total counts drastically.

But this won’t have a negative impact on radio communication via meteor scatter. Pity I don’t have the station ready to play in this one, but soon!