When people see a meteor, they think that it is a falling star and make a wish. Some dreamers go through amazing life experiences and end up thinking that their wishes actually came true. Science says that this is, most likely, a coincidence.
Well, regardless of your personal opinion, get ready for the biggest meteor shower of the year. If you are superstitious, get that wish list ready and if you just like to admire a celestial phenomenon, be prepared to watch a spectacular show on the night sky.
The Geminids will happen until the end of this month
Don’t worry, you don’t have to wait long until you get to watch the Geminids – that’s how the meteor shower is called. The ”falling stars rain” will happen this month, December being a time when the Earth will go through a mass of debris surrounded by dust. This mass ends up burning in our atmosphere and the result is a spectacular light show.
The spectacle looks like hundreds of falling stars that are crossing the sky. Furthermore, The Geminids are more colourful than other meteor showers and can offer a complete show. This is possible thanks to red, yellow and blue coloured meteors that can be spotted during the shower.
You don’t want to miss a show like that, get ready according to NASA’s information
According to NASA, The Geminids start on December 4th and can be seen from Earth on December 13, 14 or 15. The moment when they reach our sky depends on the different time zones from the planet.
If you want to see most of this amazing show, get outside after 10:30pm and find the darkest spot you can. The phenomenon will be more visible in rural areas, so it’s a good idea to head to this part of your region.
Once you found the spot, you should allow your eyes to adapt for approximately 30 minutes, because the Geminid meteors will be visible in clusters at first. The shower will reach its maximum shape around 2am, when 100 meteors/ hour will be seen in darker areas. At this point, people who live in the suburbs should see around 30-40 Geminids per hour.