Wednesday, December 12, 2012

It's cold outside....

Well, last night was an absolute corker!
I wrapped-up warm and got out in the very cold December night.
Brilliant Orion to the South, really bright Jupiter and it's moons in Taurus just to the West and the glittering Pleiades.
The Milky Way clearly overhead with the double-cluster near Cassiopeia clearly visible to the naked eye.
Oh ..... and I got to see at least 15 of the Geminids - some very bright and some not so.
The stars were really just like jewels in the sky and it was a truly memorable night.
I then went in at 10:30pm to watch the tribute to Patrick Moore on the BBC.