When is this event?
The Geminid meteor shower is one of the last of major meteor showers of the year, and can usually be relied on to put on a good display. Join Cairngorms Astronomy Club and TGDT in the Square, Tomintoul to experience this special celestial phenomena. The meteors of the Geminid shower are very bright, moderately fast, and are unusual in being multi-coloured – mainly white, some yellow and a few green, red and blue. These colours are partly caused by the presence of traces of metals like sodium and calcium, the same effect that is used to make fireworks colourful. Everyone welcome.
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.
Where is this event being held?
Meet at the Field of Hope site near to the bird hide. Parking is available.