Well, well, I’ve been wanting to post an image or two on this blog. So, last Saturday was the peak of 2013 Geminid meteor shower, and I eagerly anticipated some serious spectacles. For convenience sake, I’ll recount the observation day-by-day (bear in mind this is a three day observation).
NIGHT 1: Friday, 13 December
Up to midnight, the weather hadn’t been a good one. My sophisticated plan to go to someplace remote was abandoned because apparently I couldn’t find my jacket. Undeterred, I climbed up to the rooftop exactly when the clock struck one but it was just too cloudy to see even the waxing moon. Of course I couldn’t stand a cloudy sky, so I went downstairs. At two I decided to climbed up again for the second time. Fortunately, the clouds were already gone, the sky was clear, and the moon were just beginning to set. Even in a light-polluted night sky, the meteors were visible clearly, and—blimey, they were just such wonderful things to see. I managed to capture some pictures during this first night, and here is the best picture:
I know, I’m sorry. These meteors were very quick and I couldn’t press the button just in time to capture them. I’ve tried a good amount of shots, but I don’t understand a thing about shutter speed and whatnot. Out of twenty four meteors that I saw on this night, the number captured is: 0, null. Nevertheless, somehow I found a way to console myself by making a wish every time a meteor came blazing through the sky. You know, there’s a legend saying that if you make a wish upon a shooting star it will be granted. Do you know what I wished? I wished that my previous amount of wishes be doubled. Apparently, I forgot that I started with zero amount of wishes. So I went back to my room, eager to figure out how many wishes I’ve accumulated in my Heavenly bank account. Well, it’s never been more annoying to find out that 0^24=0, null. What a night!
NIGHT 2: Saturday, 14 December
After the aforementioned failed attempt to capture a picture of meteor, I made a strong resolution to make another one. However, as strong as your resolution be, you can never beat the weather. It was cloudy all night long, so I decided to go downstairs, made myself a warm chocolate, tucked myself safely in bed, and watched football. The resolution was supposed to be a strong one, wasn’t it?
NIGHT 3: Sunday, 15 December
Oh, I wasn’t even awake.
And that’s just the end of it, the amazing observation of the much-hyped 2013 Geminid meteor shower. Ladies and gentlemen, I deeply apologize for giving such a misleading title and wasting your precious time, but then again, you’ve been properly warned that I am not a good blogger.