See the Geminids meteor shower in Tomintoul

See the Geminids meteor shower in Tomintoul

Tuesday 13th December 2022 from 19:00pm to 23:00pm

The Field of Hope Car Park
Tomintoul, Ballindalloch, Banffshire, AB37 9ET

The Geminid meteor shower is one of the last of major meteor showers of the year and can generally be relied on to put on a good display. Join Cairngorms Astronomy Club and TGDT in the Square, Tomintoul, to experience this special celestial phenomenon.

The meteors of the Geminid meteor shower are very bright, moderately fast, and are unusual in being multi-coloured – mainly white, some yellow and a few greens, red and blue. These colours are partly caused by traces of metals like sodium and calcium, the same effect used to make fireworks colourful.

If the skies aren’t clear on Tuesday the 13th of December, another chance to view them will be offered at the same time on the 14th of December.

Please note that this has already taken place on 13/12/2022


Event organiser

Tomintoul and Glenlivet Dark Sky Park

Tomintoul and Glenlivet Dark Sky Park is organising this event

Please contact Tomintoul and Glenlivet Dark Sky Park directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.


Event booking

Please book your tickets for this event via the Eventbrite website.

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Event darkness

The Moon has a big impact on the visibility of celestial bodies in the night sky. Try to plan your stargazing when there is no bright Moon at night as this is when the skies will be at their darkest.

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.



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