Tonight, the Geminid meteor shower will be in the sky, see here how you can see them in every city


News! Good news for photography and astronomy enthusiasts! Tonight and tomorrow evening it will rain with Geminid meteorites in the night sky. According to astronomers, it will be possible to see over 120 meteorites every hour, which is approx. equal to 1 meteorite every 30 seconds. This makes this meteor shower have the highest rate of meteorites seen per hour, of all the meteor showers this year. This meteor shower is the penultimate of this year, the last being somewhere on December 22, Ursids. 

In any case, you will have to notice very quickly the pieces that make up the Geminid meteorites, because they go at a speed (when they enter the Earth's atmosphere), higher than 70 kilometers per second. And then they begin to disintegrate in the Earth's atmosphere, eventually creating meteorites and a few flashes of light. 

How can you see the meteor shower? 

For the first time, you will need to know when the meteor shower starts and how visible it is Geminid in your city. To do this, go to: , this way you will know when the meteor shower starts Geminid and your city and how well you can see them. You don't usually need a telescope or binoculars, but you should still be somewhere outside the crowded streets and where light pollution is high. You should be somewhere on the outskirts of the city to see the rain. Once you have reached a place where you can see the sky so clear, without light pollution, you should get used to sitting in a chair for hours and looking at the sky. But you should look somewhere in the darkest part of the sky, so you will see more meteorites. If you want better clarity, you can use binoculars or a telescope to see meteors.

It is not known if there is a coincidence between their name and the name of a constellation (they are very similar). Thus, Geminid meteorites appear to have come, according to astronomers, from the constellation Gemini. But there must be an explanation in the middle. 

Notes: If you see meteorites in the sky and are photographed and you want other people to be able to see your photos, you can send your photos to:  All photos you send us will be credited with your name. 

We wish you success in seeing meteorites! 

Article by: Andacs Robert Eugen, on 13 December 2021, at 09:00 am Los Angeles time

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