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The Geminid Meteor Shower at Frosty Drew Observatory

  • The Geminid Meteor Shower is one of the best (if not the best) meteor shower of the year. Geminid Meteors are bright with a (seasonally festive) greenish hue that leave long lasting dust trails in the sky. This year the skies are setting us up for an awesome night of meteor observation with the 35% waxing crescent Moon setting at 10:08 p.m. This will set us up for super dark skies and excellent meteor viewing once the Moon sets. The Geminid shower is a quite lively producing upwards of 120 meteors per hour during the peak. We will open the Observatory and telescopes at 6:30 p.m. with views of the night sky including distant nebulae and galaxies. As meteors become more frequent we will close the Observatory telescope and have everybody setup outside to watch the peak of the meteor shower. Grab those binoculars, throw on a coat, and join us under the beautiful dark skies at Frosty Drew Observatory for a night of shooting stars and awesome astronomy!