Lord Crewe Arms
The Square, Blanchland, DH8 9SP, North East
The Geminids are considered to be one of the most spectacular meteor showers of the year, with the possibility of sighting around 120 meteors per hour at its peak, which is on 14th December. Join us in the garden at 5pm where Andy Gray will explain the annual phenomenon, with a warming stew supper afterwards in our cosy Gatehouse. Bring along warm clothes and deck chairs to get comfy and watch the meteors. This years meteor shower also coincides with a bright moon so we are starting at 5pm to see if we can see some meteors before the moon comes up. During the evening there will be 2 telescopes available to see other night sky objects such as the Orion Nebula, the Pleiades and some galaxies. If you have binoculars bring those too!
Please note that this event has already taken place on 14/12/2019
The below chart shows if and when the skies will be at their darkest during this event. Moonlight is shown in light yellow and the Sun's twilight in light blue. Midnight on the date shown is shown as a white line with sunset to the left and sunrise the next morning to the right. A black background with stars shows the best times for stargazing.
Sat 14th Dec
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.