We saw a couple of Geminids this evening while we were out watching the Christmas Ship at Lowman Beach in West Seattle. (For those of you who don’t know, or those of you not in Seattle, the Christmas Ship is a local tradition that’s been going for 60 years. Argosy cruises takes a choir and a majorly awesome sound system out on a cruise around Seattle. They stop at various beaches where folks are gathered and sing (from afar) Christmas carols at you).
Well, tonight the Geminid meteor shower is peaking. I didn’t even plan to go out looking for them since it is cloudy, but since we were on the beach for the Christmas ship anyway, I looked up and the sky was semi-clear. We each saw about two, with one spectacular one right over the ship itself which made most of the Christmas ship audience ooh and ahh. Jason happened to have his finger on the shutter of his camera and caught it:
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