The Geminid Meteor Shower Set to Rain Down on Colorado
Ok, there are showers and there are downpours. Whether we're talking about water or in meteor form, there's a big difference. When it's in water form, it's not really thought much of but when the downpour is coming in the form of hundreds of meteors streaking across the sky, then that's a completely different story...and a rare one at that.
According to the Denver Gazette, if you look up toward the sky over the next few weeks, you could possibly see one heck of a show in the form of a meteor shower that can deliver up to 120 meteors per hour.
The Geminid Meteor Shower is (according to accuweather.com) is known as a very reliable meteor shower that comes about once a year where various meteors will be able to be seen in the Colorado skies leading up to the peak which is expected to be on December 13th. (Let's hope for lots of clear skies)
Jackson Lake looks to be a pretty awesome spot to catch this phenomenon but really...anyplace off the beaten path with little or no light pollution will give you the best views of the meteor shower.
When I drive into work every morning around 2:45-3AM, I've seen my fair share of shooting stars over the years but this is one that I'm going to be extra aware of and ready for over the next couple of weeks.
Just for the record, the absolute peak for this event will be on the morning of Tuesday December 14 at 2AM.
Set your alarm. :)
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