Geminid Meteor Shower, Gear Up For A Beautiful Sight!

Geminid Meteor Shower

The Geminid meteor shower will peak (Dec. 13), and weather allowing, you may witness the annual starry night spectacular live online. 

The Geminid meteor shower is notable for producing 100 to 150 meteors per hour. Also, making it the most active meteor shower of the year. However, because the meteor shower peaks just a few days before the December full moon on Dec. 18, the bright moonlight may obscure any of the spectacular meteors. 

The meteor shower will last for the entire week until December 17. However, it is likely to peak on the nights of December 13 and 14, giving it the ideal opportunity to see the gorgeous meteor showers in all their splendour. 

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The showers will be visible to the naked eye, and you won’t need a telescope or binoculars to see them. In fact, any type of magnifying medium is not good because it would obstruct the vast range of view required to really appreciate the meteor shower.

Make sure you’re in a position with clear skies for the best viewing experience, which means getting out of the city to a campsite would be perfect. Furthermore, because of the brilliant moonlight, which will, unfortunately, be at its peak during this meteor shower. Many feeble meteor showers will be lost in the bright moonlight. As a result, the ideal time to see the shower would be after 2:00 a.m. It is when the Moon sets in most parts of the planet. 

If you don’t want to go outside but still want to see the spectacular light show, go to NASA’s meteor camera at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. It begins at 7:30 a.m. tomorrow on the NASA Meteor watch page.

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Starting at 9 p.m. EST (Dec. 14 at 0200 GMT), NASA will broadcast a live stream of the meteor shower’s peak using a meteor camera at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama.

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