Chasing meteor shower : Best timing to watch these shooting stars show

The shooting stars show is all set to peak this week . Here is how you can watch this nature’s spectacular view , a glimpses of nearly more than 100 comets streak across the sky every hour .

chasing shooting stars

The Geminid meteor shower is an annual event that occur between december 4 and december 14 each year.This meteor shower is at its peak in the night of the 13 and 14 december. This shooting star shows happens when the earth passes through a stream of debris left behind by the asteroid 3200 Phaethon. This meteor shower is known for producing a high rate of bright and colorful meteors, making it one of the most spectacular meteor showers of the year.

How you can get the best view :

You can get the best view of this shooting stars show during the night and predawn hours around 9:00 pm to 10:00pm on 13 and 14 december across all over the globe and it will be visible till dawn breaks around 6.36 AM the next day. The best viewing conditions include a dark, clear sky away from city lights. During the peak, observers can see anywhere from 50 to over 100 meteors per hour under optimal conditions

Why Geminid meteors are colourful.

Geminids are known for producing colorful meteors, including blue, yellow, green, and red. This is due to the presence of different metals and minerals in the debris that burn up in Earth’s atmosphere.

All you need to know about the Geminid meteor

The Geminids have a unique origin compared to other meteor showers. Instead of being associated with a comet, the Geminids trace their roots to an asteroid known as 3200 Phaethon. This asteroid, discovered in 1983, is believed to be either a dormant or extinct comet, and it sheds debris as it approaches the Sun. The Earth intersects this debris stream each December, leading to the spectacular light show that we witness as the Geminid meteor shower.

This video credit goes to: Learn the sky. It is used for education purpose only.

Leave a comment