Look for Geminid Meteor Shower Thursday Night
Watch the skies for a stunning display beginning Thursday, Dec. 13 through the 15th.
Astrologists predict the last of the three meteor showers to appear in the skies in mid December, the Geminid Meteor Shower is expected Dec. 13-15.
The Taurid and Leonid Meteors streaked through the skies last month.
Dark skies, due to a new moon, will mean the last meteor shower of the year will be even more stunning.
Dec. 13: Geminid Meteor Shower
- The last shooting star cluster before New Year's is the Geminid Meteor Shower, expected to peak in the pre-dawn hours after midnight between Dec. 13 and Dec. 15. They will be visible in all parts of the sky and streak through the sky at more than 50 meteors per hour, almost a meteor a minute, according to EarthSky.com. The new moon is expected to fall on Dec. 13, making for optimal dark skies—as long as you avoid city lights and clouds, the website states.
Be sure to schedule a night this season to bundle up with some blankets, hot chocolate, and enjoy the light show in the sky.
Don't have access to a telescope? The North Georgia College & State University’s Coleman Planetarium in Dahlonega (about 40 miles from Peachtree Corners) invites you and your family for star gazing. Check out the fall schedule featuring "Public Education Nights" on most Fridays at 8 p.m.