Geminids meteor shower will be at its peak today. Get ready

Geminids are one of the best meteor showers that happen each year and previous years are proof of that. 

You could see around 100-150 meteors per hour at a maximum level. Even though that’s the maximum level, the number of meteors that one can see is dependent on their location, climate, and light pollution level.

Astronomer at Longway Planetarium in Flint, Todd Slisher says, 

”This year a bright waxing gibbous Moon interferes with the view during the evening hours, so the best time to see the Geminids meteors this year is actually early Tuesday morning after the moon has set.”

 

The Geminids are traveling at a speed of 125,500 kilometers per hour (78,000 mph). Geminids can be best viewed by people living in the northern hemisphere. For the people living in the southern hemisphere, Geminids will be closer to the horizon.

Meteor shower
Meteor shower

NASA announced that they will offer a live stream of the meteor shower’s peak tonight from 9 p.m. 

EST (Dec. 14 at 0200 GMT), they’re using a meteor camera at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama.

You can watch the live stream on NASA’s Meteor Watch Facebook page.

If you’re busy with your work or worried that you might miss the meteor shower because of any reason, don’t worry. The meteor shower will last until December 17.

Remember that your eyes need some time to adapt to the darkness of the sky.

This may range from 5 minutes to 15 minutes. 

 

So if you’re planning to view the shower outside, get ready and start looking to the sky 15 minutes earlier so that your eyes can adapt to the darkness and give you the best experience.

So find a suitable place or even at the backyard of your house, pack your bags and get ready to amaze your parents, children, siblings, or friends by showing them the meteor magic. 

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