Geminid meteor shower life hacks (or: how to have the best view of the meteor shower)

Here are some life hacks we have learned in over two decades of observing meteor showers. Use these and you will be fine and have a great time observing the Geminids! General stuff Get away from light pollution: really, get as far away from light pollution as possible. Bright skies hide many meteors. While you might see 80 meteors per hour under dark rural skies, brighter suburban skies may cut the number to 30 meteors per hour. In urban skies you may be lucky to get 15 Geminids per hour. If you can get to a more remote and higher location in the mountains, you will perhaps see even more meteors. Light pollution goes far: it is not enough that … Continue reading Geminid meteor shower life hacks (or: how to have the best view of the meteor shower)