Monday 9 December 2013

Astronomy Scrapbook Tuesday December 10th 2013

Eye in the Sky

The Chi Orionid meteor shower will be at maximum on the night of December 10th. Although only about 5 meteors per hour will be seen they are usually bright. This shower is always overshadowed  by the Geminids in a few days time.

On This Day
December 10th 1974 Launch of Helios 1

Helios 1 was a West German satellite launched by NASA to observe the Sun the mission ended in 1985.

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