Daily Archives: December 13, 2012

Cyclone Evan Continues to Pound Samoa; Like Killer Storm Bopha, Evan Curiously Eluding the Evening News

You probably haven’t heard of Typhoon Evan, at least not yet. The two-day old storm formed in the open waters of the South Pacific between Fiji and Samoa and quickly moved to the east. At the time of the first bulletin, winds were 35 knots gusting to 45 knots. 15 hours later winds were gusting to 65 knots and the storm had moved to just west of Samoa.

Geminids Shower Tonight is the Year’s Best – And Viewing Weather for Most of the U.S. Couldn’t Be Better

The Geminids, as they always do, appear to originate from the constellation Gemini, but originate instead from the object 3200 Phaethon — an asteroid, not a comet. Best viewing in the U.S. will be to the east shortly after midnight and, of course, try to be as far away from any light pollution as possible. Don’t worry if you can’t view tonight as the show will go on, though lesser in intensity, through the 19th.