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When does an amazing meteor light up the night sky?  The apogee of Geminid is approaching

When does an amazing meteor light up the night sky? The apogee of Geminid is approaching

A winter meteor show can be even more spectacular than August Perseid Peak. On the night of December 13-14, the Geminid peak will be visible until the early hours of the morning.

In winter, although astronomical observations are difficult due to the extreme cold, it can be even more exciting because the sun is much lower than the horizon than in summer, and therefore other objects in the sky are more visible.

The apogee of Geminid Winter

Geminids are a meteorite through which the Earth passes. You can actually watch it from December 4-17, but the apogee falls on the night of December 13-14, when the “Meteor” show is the most exciting.

If the weather conditions are favorable, you can see 100 or even 150 phenomena in one hour, and under normal conditions we usually see several dozen phenomena. In addition, we can observe Gemini all night long.

Where do you watch Geminids?

This phenomenon is visible to the naked eye as long as the sky is clear. Of course, it is worth choosing the darkest part of the sky and going to the park or outside the city, where there is as little artificial light as possible. Paradoxically, it is also worth abandoning telescopes and binoculars, because there is a greater chance that we will not miss the sight of “falling stars”.

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