The Geminids

December 13, 2010 § 1 Comment

“Geminids are slower than other shooting stars and are known to make beautiful long arcs across the sky. This could be because they’re born of debris from a dormant comet and so are made mostly of hard, sun-baked rock that takes longer to burn up in Earth’s atmosphere, experts suggest.”

An almost unreal Geminid, from last year’s meteor shower: National Geographic

“Go outside, find a dark spot and look NNE near the constelation of Gemini for the Geminids radiant. The best time to view the Geminids is from around midnight to dawn. They are of average speed but very colourful.”

2010 the meteor shower is peaking on the 13th and 14th of December


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