Archive | December 13, 2012

Shooting Stars Over NH Tonight: The Geminid Meteor Shower, Peaking December 13, 2012.

Anura Guruge, laughing, picture November 16, 2011.

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..by Anura Guruge


Related post:
>> The Other Bright ‘Star’ In The Night Sky, Over NH … Dec. 4, 2012.



If you see any shooting stars tonight, just counting your blessing. It wasn’t an illusion. You got to see a part of the annual The Geminid meteor shower show, which peaks tonight and into tomorrow. Experts consider the Geminids to be the best (and most intense) meteor show each year. What we are seeing is debris shed from a small asteroid, 3200 Phaethon, discovered in 1983 by NASA. The Earth right now is going through that debris field. Hence the shooting stars. Enjoy.



I really didn’t have the time tonight to go out and gaze. Devanee had to go out caroling at two nursing homes. But, I did see one, quite clearly, around 8pm, in Wolfeboro, NH, as we were leaving the ‘Sugar Hill’ facility.

New Hampshire Lights From Space, From NASA; Eastern New England At Night.

Anura Guruge, laughing, picture November 16, 2011.

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..by Anura Guruge


Related post:
>> Light Pollution In NH Lakes Region … — Sept. 30, 2012.


Enlarged view from new set of images released of ‘night views of Earth‘ by NASA in December 2012.

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The U.S.A. at night from that same NASA set of images. Click to access the enlargeable NASA image.


A composite image of the World at night, given that the entire Earth is not dark at the same time. Click to access the enlargeable NASA image.

A Wild Mountain Gorillas In Uganda Paying An Unsolicited Visit To A Tourist Camp.

Anura Guruge, laughing, picture November 16, 2011.

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..by Anura Guruge


My father sent this to me.
It is pretty compelling and heartwarming in its own way.
Definitely worth watching some of it, even if you don’t watch all 6 minutes of it — and you can skip the introduction and still work out the context.
The introduction, however, has a classic line: ‘We woke up before breakfast‘. That is good. Could be messing force feeding tourist while they are still asleep.


Click to watch 5:52 minute YouTube video.

Click to watch 5:52 minute YouTube video.

The Christmas Card I Got From The Obama White House.

Anura Guruge, laughing, picture November 16, 2011.

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..by Anura Guruge


Just for the record I am not a financial donor to the President, the Democratic Party or any candidate, though I have given plenty of time, lots of food, use of our vehicles and Internet bandwidth to the Obama campaign in 2008 and 2012. I think they have my name and address from 2008. Though we did a fair amount of campaigning this year, I don’t think that I ever registered my name or signed in at the office when we did a shift. They just kind of knew me.


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