Monday, December 15, 2014

Geminids Meteor Shower in Siargao Island

When I woke up yesterday, the first thing Naldo said to me was "Check your Facebook. We'll go out on a date after we close." Past midnight we went to the beach. The sky was dark. There was no moon and not a single star. And right after setting up, it started raining. Luckily there was a hut nearby so we took shelter. And since we brought food and drinks, we decided to make the most out of it and just have a rainy midnight date instead.
 

But ten to fifteen minutes later... the moon started to peek through the clouds.

A few more minutes after, a star showed itself.

 Eventually more and more stars appeared. 



I saw the first meteor. Then Naldo saw one too. Our total count: Naldo = 9;  Shirl = 19;  and 9 we saw together. That's a total of 37 shooting stars within an hour. Yeah, it wasn't 120 meteors per hour but 37 meteors/hour on a supposedly rainy night with a 3rd quarter moon lighting up the sky was pretty awesome to us.

And I bet Naldo would have seen more than I have if he wasn't fixing the camera from time to time.

We only got one shot that captured a meteor. heeee!

By the way, the Geminids meteor shower can be seen from December 4-17.

That's all for now. Enjoy and remember "Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out."

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