Geminid Meteor Shower at Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter
This year the Geminid Meteor Shower is predicted to be a good show. On Dec. 13 will we see a first-quarter moon illuminate the sky during the early evening. This shouldn't be too bright to hinder our view of the meteors or the regular SkyNights presentation that unfolds after sunset. At the conclusion of our visual program, using our new 32-inch telescope, we will learn about the Geminid Meteor Shower and how to observe it. As the moon hangs low in the sky at around midnight and finally sets at 1 a.m. our view of the Geminids will improve due to the darkening of the sky and the greater number of meteors entering the atmosphere.