Station Inn - Ribblehead
Ribblehead, Carnforth, Lancashire, LA6 3AS
View the spectacular Geminids meteor shower from the excellent dark-sky location of Ribblehead with astronomers from Go Stargazing!
Dozens of shooting stars may be seen when the meteor shower peaks in activity on the night of the 14th of December into the early hours of the following morning. Meteors are also known as shooting stars and come from the dust debris left over from the asteroid 3200 Phaethon. They travel at a lesser speed across the sky compared to other showers, sometimes have a yellow colour to them and look spectacular! The Geminids are arguably the most reliable and best meteor shower of the year!
The Moon will be visible at night and looks awesome through a telescope! You’ll also enjoy a laser-guided tour of the night sky and a short presentation indoors next to the fire! Your ticket will also include a bowl of hotpot to warm you up! Bring comfortable chairs and warm blankets, and don’t forget a hat and a red-light torch!
Why not make the most of your trip to Ribblehead and stay at the Station Inn?
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The fantastic image of the Milky Way above the Ribblehead Viaduct is used with kind permission from Diamond Skies.
Please note that this has already taken place on 14/12/2022
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.
Wed 14th Dec
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.