Supermoon and Geminid Meteors 2016

Home » News » Latest News » Supermoon and Geminid Meteors
Supermoon and Geminids

Supermoon and Geminid Meteor Shower Compete For Attention
Double delight this week as a meteor shower and supermoon brighten the night sky.
The spectacular Geminid shower makes its annual appearance above us and reaches its peak this week.

The best view of the shower happens aound 2am each night until Thursday.

Wednesday will see the peak of the Supermoon, which while not as big as last month's Supermoon, is still 14% bigger than normal.

But..... thick cloud deprived many of a clear view of the supermoon of November, the largest of its kind since 1948.

Also there is no guarantee of clear skies tomorrow night, when the meteor shower and supermoon are at their peak.

Light cloud is forecast across Somerset throughout Tuesday and into the early hours of Wednesday morning,

Plus the two celestial phenomena will compete and possibly interfere with each other's viewing.....

More news from Curry Rivel

MVH Churchil
: Thu 16 Nov 10:15am

MVH Churchill (PG)Fri 17th Nov 201796 hours before the World War II invasion of Normandy, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill struggles with his severe reservations with Operation Overlord and his increasingly marginalized role in the war effort.Stars: Brian Cox, Miranda Richardson, John SlatteryIn association with The Curry Rivel, Drayton and...

CRiB War Memorial Maintenance3
: Thu 16 Nov 8:27am

Just a recap about the goings on at CRiB (Curry Rivel in Bloom)With a new independent committee, led by Gina Beauchamp, and including a representative from the Parish Council, Curry Rivel in Bloom (CRiB) hopes to improve on its 2017 success. There will be more community involvement for all ages, more sponsorship opportunities and more...

tiffany2
: Wed 15 Nov 8:03am

District Councillor Tiffany Osborne has sent us her December 2017 missive. Download it as a PDF or read it online.Tiffany speaks of more Section 106 money being unearthed and also the possibilty of Boundary Commission changes affecting Curry...