Best Shooting Stars This Year

Best Shooting Stars This Year

 

On Saturday (December 13th) the Worthing Astronomical Society members  will be on the WW2 concrete structure along Ferring beach where they normally hold their public viewing sessions.  They will be looking out for shooting stars from the Geminid meteor shower which is at a maximum round that time. 

More will be seen as midnight approaches and maximum is calculated to be at 7.00 am the following morning on Sunday.  Some can be very bright, so this is a good opportunity for photography, and some usually after midnight are bright green.

Worthing Astronomical Society will be there from 7.00 pm on the 13th onwards. This is the most active shower of the year when there could be up to 100 an hour. The moon rises with 55% phase at 11.17 pm on the 13th. Come and go as you wish. This is assuming the sky is reasonably clear. Wrap up warm, bring a hot drink and a torch (preferably red).

Please bring a telescope to view celestial objects in the night sky.  Any queries telephone Graham Boots 01903 503346.