Heads up! Geminid meteor shower to peak early next week
ROANOKE, Va. – Stargazers often look forward to this time of year, as it’s when the Geminid meteor shower reaches its peak. Don’t be surprised if you see a shooting star in the days leading up to next week, as this shower is currently active. Like any meteor shower, one advantage is that you won’t need any special equipment. Geminid meteor shower - 2020Even still, you’ll want to bundle up and allow some time for your eyes to adjust. Patience is a virtue when it comes to watching meteor showers!
Annual Geminid meteor shower peaks Thursday night, Friday morning
ROANOKE, Va. – Every December, sky-gazers wait on the Geminid meteor shower. The moon will be very close to full (94% full to be exact), which may dim out some shooting stars. Experts from EarthSky still expect that some shooting stars will overcome the moonlight. While the sky may start out clear Thursday night, clouds will gradually thicken overnight into Friday morning. If you miss out on this showing, look for the Quadrantids the night of January 3.