Louisiana December 07, 2019
One Of The Biggest Meteor Showers Of The Year Will Be Visible In Louisiana In December
There’s a meteor shower that will be visible in Louisiana this December, and you’re not going to want to miss it. Hundreds of lights are projected to be shooting across the night sky, and all you have to do is look up to catch a glimpse of it. Grab a cup of coffee and a blanket, because the Geminids meteor shower is worth staying up late for.
Louisiana has a front-row seat to a special meteor shower this month, and you’re not going to want to miss it.
The Geminids meteor shower has been seen for nearly 200 years and keeps getting stronger every year. The first recorded observation was in 1833 from a riverboat on the Mississippi River.
A highlight of meteor season, the Geminids meteor shower stands out from others because it’s associated with an asteroid rather than comet, like most other meteor showers.
The asteroid is the 3200 Phaethon and takes 1.4 years to orbit the earth.
According to NASA, the shower will peak on December 13-14, 2019, and no matter where you live in Louisiana, you’ll have an opportunity to see it.
Of course, you’ll want to get away from those bright city lights to have the best view. The two biggest hurdles you’ll encounter when trying to view the meteor shower are light pollution and the moon.
According to experts, you might be able to see as many as 20-30 meteors per hour.
The best time to watch for the Geminids is about 2 a.m., but you’ll have the opportunity to see them as early as 9 p.m.
And all you have to do is look up.
The shower emanates from the constellation Gemini, as its name suggests.
To find the Gemini constellation, just look in the southwestern sky for Orion’s Belt and you’ll find Gemini just up and to the left of Orion.
The meteors will be streaming across the sky, so as long as it’s a clear sky, you shouldn't have any problems seeing the meteor shower
If you do go outside, be sure to dress warmly!
You never know what the weather is going to be like in Louisiana in December, so bring a jacket just in case.
Are you planning on watching the Geminids Meteor Shower this month? Let us know in the comments below!
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