Geminid Meteor Shower 2015 - Under the Geminids - CLOSED
- Frosty Drew Observatory
- Sunday December 13, 2015 CLOSED
- Free! $1 suggested donation per person
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 no Moon during the entire shower. The 6% waxing crescent Moon will set at 6:43 p.m. offering super dark skies and excellent meteor viewing for the entire night. The Geminid shower is quite lively producing upwards of 120 meteors per hour during the peak.
Unfortunately, a forecast of clouds, drizzle, and fog for the entire night will obscure all chances of watching the meteor shower over Frosty Drew. Due to the dismal weather forecast, Frosty Drew Observatory will remain closed tonight. If you find yourself under clearer skies, be sure to step outside any time between 9:00 p.m. and sunrise to catch a view of the meteor display. The Geminid shower is quite active, producing upwards of 120 meteors per hour and certainly not a shower to miss. Frosty Drew Observatory will open again at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, December 18, 2015 for our Stargazing Nights.