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“NASA – How to See the Best Meteor Showers of the Year: Tools, Tips and ‘Save the Dates’…”
Comet of Origin: 3200 Phaethon Radiant: constellation Gemini
Active: Dec. 4-17, 2013
Peak Activity: Dec. 13-14, 2014
Peak Activity Meteor Count: 120 meteors per hour
Meteor Velocity: 22 miles (35 kilometers) per second
Notes: The Geminids are typically one of the best and most reliable of the annual meteor showers. This shower is considered one of the best opportunities for younger viewers who don’t stay up late, because it gets going around 9 or 10 p.m. local time. This year, the last quarter moon will rise around midnight, making the prime time for viewing the first half of the night.
How to observe by the American Meteor Society
In preparation for the E-Corps own meteor observation event of the Geminids over Tailrace watch this great video of a Meteor explodes in atmosphere over South Dakota Milky Way time lapse – YouTube.
The Leonid meteor shower is this Sunday night more info here.
E-Corps and Tailrace Marina partnered to bring you a guided evening of meteor observation on
December 13, from 7:30 – 10:00 pm
We will turn to stars to watch for the splashes of light in the night sky. Only $8 person which includes cider, cookies and marina access.
What happens if it is cloudy or raining come on out and we will gather on the deck for challenging game of Camp Out or Survival and enjoy our cider, cookies and camaraderie.