Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Final Say on the Gamma Delphinids

So, it turns out that it wasn't just me. The Gamma Delphinids really were a no-show. Earth's orbital path realigned with what it was back in 1930 when the Gamma Delphinids were first seen, and some scientists thought that this would mean that the planet would once again pass through the debris field of some unknown comet. It was a long shot at best, so it's not very surprising that nothing happened, but it's still a little disappointing.
Oh well, I still got to spend a good portion of time enjoying the wonder and majesty of the universe under the night sky.
For more on this and when other meteor showers can be seen, check out this article.

1 comment:

  1. I had considered watching for them, but ended up sleeping instead (with two young kids, I take what sleep I can get). Looks like I didn't miss out on much.