2024 Meteor Shower Calendar
I've updated my meteor shower calendar with the dates for 2024.
Big Fireball over Western Colorado!
A very bright fireball exploded near Montrose, Colorado, on the morning of December 17. From Cloudbait, 150 miles away, it was as bright as the full Moon. You can get more details here.
A Most Curious Comet
Comet 12P/Pons-Brooks is a periodic comet that returns every 71 years. It will reach perihelion next April, but for the last months, still fairly far from the Sun, it has undergone a series of surface eruptions, giving it an odd "horned" look. I'm following this comet here.
2023 Geminid Meteor Shower
The annual Geminid shower peaked on December 13/14. Cloudbait was under a major snowstorm that evening. But the following evening was clear and moonless, and I captured 159 meteors from a still active shower. A full report is available here.
Annular Solar Eclipse
A fine annular solar eclipse cut across the U.S. from Oregon to Texas on 14 October. I imaged the event from northwest New Mexico.
New Photography Section
I've added a section of photographs from Utah's beautiful canyon country, acquired on a recent horse packing trip.