Portions of Geminids Meteor Shower may be visible in Acadiana tonight, if only briefly

Posted at 5:55 PM, Dec 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-13 23:38:07-05

Based on the latest satellite trends and computer forecasts, there may indeed be a small window of opportunity to catch the peak of the Geminids Meteor Shower across portions of Acadiana overnight.

The window of opportunity will be quite limited, if a window opens at all, with fair skies possible right around the prime-times for viewing the meteor shower…between 1-3 am.

Viewing of the shower is generally possible from midnight through 4:30 am, but cloud cover could be the issue across the Acadiana area.

But if skies are clear after midnight, check it out by looking pretty much straight up!

The meteors will appear to emanate from the constellation of Gemini which will be just to the left of Orion which is most easily identified by the “Orion Belt” of the successive stars.

And if you do make an attempt to see the meteors, get away from city lights…rural spots in the country work best, give your eyes at least 10 minutes to adjust to the darkness, and you may just see a few shooting stars…and don’t forget to have your “wishes” ready.

You can read more about the Gemind Meteor Showers through here.