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Geminids Meteor Shower - Dec. 13th

The famous winter meteor shower will sling bright shooting stars in mid-December, marking the brightest shower of the year. The shower peaks the night of Dec. 13-14, according to NASA meteor expert Bill Cooke.

The Geminids are considered one of the best meteor showers every year because the individual meteors are bright, and they come fast and furious: This year, there will be more than 1 per minute, reaching 100 meteors per hour. Under light-polluted skies, fewer meteors will be visible.

"The best time to view the Geminids is around 2 a.m. local time," Cooke said. "The moon will be first quarter, so it will set around midnight (11:08pm); there will be no moonlight to interfere with the Geminids this year."

The above excerpt is from space.com. See the link for more info https://www.space.com/34921-geminid-meteor-shower-guide.html

Yes, I know, it's a Thursday night. Experience has taught us that the most active time for Geminids are one night. We tried it two days after the fact last year, and there was nothing. If you can come, great, if not, I'm sorry. I can't plan the stars... not yet anyway. Hey, be like me and make it a great excuse for a day off (*cough*sneeze*cough*)! Otherwise, if you want to try on Friday or Saturday, the park is open! You don't need a club event to go and shoot out there.

Plans for location are still in the works. Wherever we meet, it'll be around 9ish. Keep watch to the website for updated information. Hope to see you there!

Earlier Event: December 8
SFNPCC Christmas Party & Sunset Shoot
Later Event: December 24
Christmas Holiday