Here Are the Best Times to See the Geminid Meteor Shower in Colorado

By Shawn Patrick on December 13, 2023
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The Geminid meteor shower is the most active of all the meteor showers, producing about 120 meteors per hour, and it’ll be visible in Colorado this week! 

This year’s peak will be on Thursday around noon, and although you’re unlikely to see any meteors in the daylight, the Geminids has one of the longer peaks and will last well into Thursday night and Friday morning. 

The best time to watch for Geminid meteors this year will be Thursday night into Friday morning between 10 p.m. and 3 a.m. Get as far away from light pollution as possible. If you can only see a few dozen stars, it is too bright to see the majority of meteors. Also get away from local lights. The glare from things like porchlights or nearby streetlights can be an even greater hinderance than the collective light pollution. And give it some time because it can take up to 20 minutes just for your eyes to get accustomed to the darkness. 

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