2023 Geminid Meteor shower: online observation – 14 Dec. 2023

Next 4 Dec. 2023, the Geminid meteors will put a great show up there. This year, the Moon will be new, so we have the best, darkest conditions for a memorable experience: join us online, live, from the comfort of your home!

2023 Geminid meteor shower: poster of the event.

2023 Geminid meteor shower: poster of the event.

Because of clouds, we cancelled the first date (13 Dec.), but the 14 Dec. date is confirmed!

Soon, the spectacular Geminid meteor shower will be back in the sky. This is the strongest meteor shower of the year, quite neglected by the audience because of the cold, winter temperatures, but is very spectacular. Quite interestingly, the  Geminids – so called because the apparent source of their trails, the radiant, is placed in the constellation of Gemini (the Twins)  – originates from an asteroid, (3200) Phaethon, this making them one of the only two showers sharing this feature.

This year, the Moon will be new, so not visible in the sky, offering the best, darkest conditions for a memorable experience. We can expect about 100 meteors per hour.

On occasion of these very favorable conditions, we will set up a special, very large field of view equipment in Manciano, under the darkest skies of Italy and will share the view in real-time!

We scheduled a live feed on 14 Dec. 2023, starting at 23:00 UT.

To join, you just need to enter, at the date and time above, our webTV page here!

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