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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 will be saturated with moonlight from the 98% waning gibbous Moon. This will obscure all but the brightest meteors. Though the Geminid shower is a quite lively producing frequent bright meteors, which should outshine the copious moonlight. We will open the Observatory and telescopes at 6:30 p.m. with views of the night sky including the near Full Moon. 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!