Full Moon Meteors

The Last Full Moon and Meteor Shower of the Year: How to See the Magic Happen

December 12, 2019

It's the most wonderful time of the year, where you can really start to feel that holiday magic...but did you know we have ACTUAL magic happening today?! Early this morning on 12/12 at 12:12am, our lovely lunar rock went into 100% full moon mode (literally I walked outside to my car at 5am and swore the sun was starting to rise, THAT'S how bright it was).

It's the last full moon of the year and decade, and it just so happens to be taking place during the start of the Geminid Meteor Shower: one of the best showers of the year! The peak is tomorrow, but because of the weather, tonight will be the ideal time to make some wishes on shooting stars. The Geminids can produce around 150 fireballs an hour!

 

NASA even commented in a recent article that the Geminids are, "one of the best opportunities for kids who don't stay up late because it gets going around 9 or 10 p.m. local time." (Or if you're an old lady like me and have a strict 9pm bedtime).

For those of you worried about the cold: the colder it is, the better the visibility, so put on a warm jacket, grab some spiked hot chocolate, and suck it up!

It'll be worth it, trust meeee!

 

For more info, click here https://www.accuweather.com/en/space-news/geminids-how-when-to-see-2019s-last-major-meteor-shower/642514