Northern California December 10, 2019
One Of The Biggest Meteor Showers Of The Year Will Be Visible In Northern California In December
One of the year’s most anticipated meteor showers will be making an appearance in just a few day’s time, and you’ll want to be sure not to miss it. The Geminid meteor shower is loved among astronomy enthusiasts for its especially bright and colorful meteors. This year, an almost full moon will hamper visibility slightly, but you’ll still be able to witness an incredible display of flying meteors. This shower will be here soon so read on for all of the details!
Get ready! The year's best and brightest meteor shower will be visible later this week and you don't want to miss it. The Geminid meteor shower is a must-see for any night sky enthusiast.
The Geminid meteor shower acquired its name due to the fact that its meteors appear to emanate from the Gemini constellation. However, on the night of its peak, you should be able to see the Geminids shooting across the entire night sky. You just have to look up!
This year, the Geminids are expected to peak on the night of December 13-14. This meteor shower is typically best seen around 2:00 a.m., but it's possible to see meteors flying across the sky as early as 9:00 p.m.
The Geminid meteor shower is often referred to as the king of all meteor showers, and for good reason. The annual shower regularly produces the most shooting stars per hour (around 150) and its meteors are also notably vibrant, making them easy to see with your bare eyes.
Despite these facts, this particular meteor shower can also be problematic. Since it occurs in December, cloudy skies are a frequent culprit. This year, the nearly full moon is expected to hinder visibility, as well. However, you should still be able to view a good amount of shooting stars—if you're patient.
If you plan on viewing this shower for yourself this year, we recommend seeking out a nice and dark area that's far away from any artificial light. The darker, the better! And be sure to bundle up since December nights in Northern California can be downright frigid.
The Geminids may come every December, but we still can't help but feel excited to see them when that time comes around. This meteor shower will illuminate your evening so be sure to check it out later this week.
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