During a broadcast of the BBC’s “Stargazing Live”, astronomer Mark Thompson complained about the poor visibility and lack of apparent meteors during the meteor shower. Shortly before saying, “Not much to be seen at the moment” a meteor could be spotted over his right shoulder (six seconds into the video below).
Host duo Dara O’Briain and Brian Cox revisited the gaffe later on in the show when viewers had emailed and tweeted in to tell show producers what they had missed. O’Briain confirmed the shooting star was in fact a meteor from the Quadrantid meteor shower. He then crossed back over to an embarrassed Mr Thompson, who admitted his blunder. He said: ‘I must admit I was oblivious to it, I think I’m probably the only person in the entire country who didn’t see it.’ [DailyMail]
If co-host Dara O’Brien looks familiar, it might be because we’ve written about his video game stand up comedy bit. If the Corgi at the right looks familiar, it might be because it’s Corgi Friday and you should be looking at Corgis. Look out, Corgi, it’s right behind you!
[Inset pic via CorgiAddict]