The Non-Event of the Leonids:
As I said previously, I was outside to try and view the Leonid meteor shower. To say the least it was a disappointment. I saw about 3 meteors until the cold set in. This was sort of expected as the peak viewing places were predicted to be in Europe and the East Coast of NA. Even there, however, the display was disappointing, as many people have remarked on the internet. Yet there is still hope for this year. The Geminid meteor shower is due on the evening of Dec 13/14. This year there will be only slight interference from a waning crescent moon. More on this later on this blog. Also more on the upcoming winter solstice.