Visual Observing Events

Geminid Meteor Shower Watch

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Open to Public

Type: Visual Observing

Keywords: Star Party Public Free Meteors

Held on: Dec 13, 2017 (Wed) at 07:00 PM to Dec 14, 2017 (Thu) at 04:00 AM

Location: Snoqulamie Point Park, 37580 SE Winery Road, North Bend, WA

Event Coordinator: David W. Ingram

Beginning after sunset Wednesday, December 13th, upwards of 60 meteors per hour are expected to shower Earth until Moonrise at 4am on Thursday.  The absence of moonlight, the Earth's "near perfect" intersection with Asteroid 3200 Phaethon's debris trail and a predicted peak meteor rate around midnight, makes this mid December meteor shower one of the best observing events of 2017.

Area astronomers including volunteers from the Seattle Astronomical Society will be on hand to assist the public in viewing the Geminid meteor shower at Snoqualmie Point Park.  

Dress warmly and keep chldren and pets under close control.   Better the weather, means parking will be at a premium.  Bring lawn chairs and blankets to avoid sitting or laying on bare, cold ground.

Shown in date ascending order.

  • DEC
    13

    Geminid Meteor Shower Watch

    Wed at 07:00 PM Open to Public

    Beginning after sunset Wednesday, December 13th, upwards of 60 meteors per hour are expected to shower Earth until Moonrise at 4am on Thursday. The absence of moonlight, the Earth's "near perfect" ... more

  • JAN
    31

    Total Lunar Eclipse

    Wed at 03:00 AM Open to Public

    Area astronomers including volunteers from the Seattle Astronomical Society will participate in viewing the early morning January 31st Total Lunar Eclipse from Solstice Park in West Seattle.