How to see this spectacular holiday meteor shower

07 December, 2017, 19:27 | Author: Darnell Taylor
  • A meteor is seen streaking left to right above the constellation Orion in the early hours of Dec. 14 2012 in the sky above Tyler Texas. The metor is part of the Geminid meteor shower which is peaking tonight. As many as 50 per hour are being seen. T

The meteors of the Geminid meteor shower, which hits its peak the night of Wednesday, December 13, into the morning of Thursday, December 14, could be particularly bright this year.

Observe the Geminids next Wednesday evening, December 13 and Thursday morning, December 14.

To find the Geminids in the sky, look for the constellation Gemini.

Local astronomer, Mr Andrew Murrell, will also be at the workshop to share stories of the night sky and solar system, and will have a giant Dobsonian Telescope on hand for an unforgettable view of the meteor show.

The Geminid meteor shower was first recorded in 1833. The meteor shower will begin to be visible on Thursday and last through about December 17.

Mr Magro's final tip for this year's event was to make sure you give yourself plenty of time to prepare, even if you are just planning on watching the shower. As asteroid 3200 Phaethon orbits the sun about once every 1.4 years, it leaves behind a trail of debris.

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A meteor shower is not just an increased number of meteors, however. The brightest stars Pollux and Castor in the constellation Gemini are named for the famous twins from Greek mythology. Gemini is now rising about sunset and is already high by midevening, so, unlike any other major meteor shower, the Geminids can be seen in good numbers by as early as 9 or 10 p.m.

"The Geminids is always a visual treat to experience and document, and this year I wanted to bring that experience to more people through my workshop", Mr Magro said.

The stars - or at least the Moon - will align this month for a terrific display of meteors.

The past year that there were similarly favorable conditions for the Geminids I saw 68 of them in my best hour, along with about 14 meteors from other directions.

In the early evening, about 5:30 to 7 p.m., the radiant in Gemini is still low, so not that many meteors will be visible.

We are in luck this year with only the light from a slender, waning crescent moon to contend with. But at the same time the next day the moon is dramatically close to the upper right of bright Jupiter.

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