The Geminids is known as the king of the meteor showers, and it’s the perfect excuse to stay out late with the folks at Lake Fairfax Park.
Lake Fairfax is hosting a Geminids viewing event on Wednesday, December 13, 2017, when the Geminids will peak. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to enjoy the park by night and take advantage of its dark skies. The Geminids is considered by many to be the best shower in the heavens, producing up to 120 multicolored meteors per hour at its peak. It is produced by debris left behind by an asteroid know as 3200 Phaethon, which was discovered in 1982.
Register to sky-watch at Lake Fairfax from 9 to 11 p.m. The cost is $10 per person, and the event is designed for participants age six to adult.
Lake Fairfax Park is located at 1400 Lake Fairfax Drive, Reston, VA. For more information, call 703-471-5414 or visit Lake Fairfax Park.