The Geminid meteor shower is expecting to peak during the late evening of Dec. 13 into the early morning on Dec. 14 at McKaig Nature Center.
According to NASA, the Geminids are recognized as the "best and most reliable annual meteor showers." You can anticipate a starry night because they often exhibit 50 or more meteors per hour near their peak. A waxing gibbous moon will stand above the horizon and may dim the meteor streaks a bit. Meteors derive from leftover asteroid bits and particles and leave a dusty trail behind when they come around the sun.
Meet at the Croton Rd trailhead at 8:45. At 8:55 we will drive to our optimal viewing destination on a property adjacent to the Nature Center.
*Donations to McKaig Nature Center requested.
Pre-registration and a signed waiver are required.
Be sure to arrive early! There is plenty of parking in the Robert's Elementary School parking lot.
Please bring your own flashlight (thou we won't use it), water bottle (reusable is best!) and comfortable, sturdy shoes or boots. Depending on the season, you may want to bring extra layers, sunscreen, and/or bug spray. If you're bringing a pup, please bring bags to clean up after them.
Looking forward to meeting you at the Croton Road trailhead by Roberts Elementary School.