Park Authority

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Open during regular business hours 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday

703-324-8702
TTY 711

12055 Government Center Pkwy.
Fairfax, Virginia 22035

Kirk Kincannon,
Executive Director

Stay Up Late for a Peek at the Peak of the Geminids Meteor Shower

Stay Up Late for a Peek at the Peak of the Geminids Meteor ShowerThe 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.

Geminids Meteor Shower Campfire REGISTER

Lake Fairfax Park is located at 1400 Lake Fairfax Drive, Reston, VA. For more information, call 703-471-5414 or visit Lake Fairfax Park.