Monday, December 13, 2010

Best Sky Show Tonight and How It Could Be Used In A Story

All you night owls should prepare.  The Geminid meteor shower will reach its peak tonight (December 13) into early tomorrow morning (December 14).  One interesting thing about this annual phenomenon is that scientists really don't fully understand the source of the Geminids.  The source was traces to of the a strange rocky object named 3200 Phaethon that sheds very little dusty debris — not nearly enough to explain the Geminids.

One thing that could be a cool writing tie-in (and it's probably been done before in something I haven't read) is to have alien visitors land on Earth during this shower, using the shower itself to conceall their entry into our atmosphere.  Such a reference could give credibility to that part of the story. 

Keep watching the stars.  Dream and

Write On

1 comment:

  1. Interesting idea, definitely something to consider for those Sci-fi authors out there.