Geminid Meteor Shower

| November 28, 2016

Family-friendly activities designed to teach visitors about the cause of meteor showers at 6 p.m on December 13th. Learn about the source of the Geminids Meteor Shower and get viewing tips during a lecture at 7 p.m.

The shower starts around the second week in December … and since these meteors are known for being bright, some Geminid meteors may well overcome this year’s moonlit glare!

The peak night of the 2016 Geminid meteor shower is December 13 (evening of December 13 until dawn December 14). The nights before and after might be good as well. Geminid meteors tend to be few and far between at early evening, but intensify in number as evening deepens into late night. In an uncanny bit of bad timing, The full moon will shine all night long on the peak night (December 13-15). Geminid meteors are bright, so we expect to see some despite the moonlit glare! This shower favors Earth’s Northern Hemisphere, but it’s visible from the Southern Hemisphere, too.

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