Geminid meteor shower over High Bridge

Published 6:00 am Wednesday, December 8, 2021

On Tuesday, Dec. 14, from 6 – 8 p.m., High Bridge will be open to visitors who wish to see the winter Geminids meteor shower in a place with very little light pollution and a huge, unobstructed star field. The Geminids shower can be impressive as the Earth makes its annual journey through a chunky debris field left behind by a passing asteroid, and cold winter skies can produce a high degree of clarity. The only access to High Bridge for this program is by way of Camp Paradise at 1466 Camp Paradise Road, Rice, VA 23966. The event is free, but parking fees apply. Contact the park by email at highbridgetrail@dcr. virginia.gov for more information, or call (434) 315-0457.

Virginia State Parks are managed by the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation. For more information about Virginia State Parks’ activities and amenities or to make reservations in one of the more than 1,800 campsites or 300 climate-controlled cabins, call the Virginia State Parks Reservation Center at 800-933-PARK or visit www.virginiastateparks.gov.