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Thursday, 13 December 2007

Bound feet and Geminids

Christmas is around the corner and there's quite a lot of stuff still to do and I'm really feeling the lack of light.

It's very cold tonight. It feels like the coldest snap in a long time. There was frost on the ground this morning and, out of fear of slipping, I found myself walking down Heartbreak Hill like a Chinese woman back in the days when foot binding was a popular method of keeping the female population in their place. I looked quite ridiculous but at least I kept upright

Today and tomorrow are good times to see meteor showers called Geminads. Not quite sure what they are but a quick Google tells me these showers come from a certain part of the sky and were first observed during the C19th. They were left behind by the asteroid 3200 Phaethon. Wonder if I'll get to see any?

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