Freebee Friday: Meteor Alert
We’re at the tail end of the annual Geminid meteor shower and in most parts of the country it has been quite a show with some areas having several streaks across the sky a minute. NASA’s Fluxtimator Java application can help a science class not only estimate how often meteors will cross the sky but when to look. The Java application can be set for 331 different events, from the Peresids to the Leonids. Enter where you are and when you want to watch and it will forecast the number of meteors you’ll see during nighttime hours. Personally, I’m sleeping in.