How To Watch Geminid Meteor Shower 2020 ?

How To Watch Geminid Meteor Shower 2020 ?

How To Watch Geminid Meteor Shower 2020 ?

An interesting and breathtaking view that you should not miss, the Gimendi Meteor Shower strikes tonight and tomorrow.

Billed as the best meteor display of the year, the Geminid meteor shower will be at its most active late tonight and early Monday (Dec. 13-14). The Geminids occur each year in December when the Earth passes through a dust trail from the asteroid 3200 Phaethon.
“Realistically, the predicated rate for observers in the Northern Hemisphere is closer to 60 meteors per hour,” NASA officials wrote in an update. “This means you can expect to see an average of one Geminid per minute in dark skies at the shower peak.”

How To Watch Geminid Meteor Shower 2020 ?

You have several webcast options to watch the Geminid meteor shower online, but you’ll be able to watch most of them here on Space.com.
At 5:30 p.m. EST (2230 GMT), the Slooh online observatory will kick off a webcast hosted by Slooh astronomers Paul Cox and Bob Berman, with special guest Dr. Mike Shaw. You can watch it here on Space.com, courtesy of Slooh.com, as well as on the Slooh website and YouTube page.

Slooh uses remotely operated telescopes in some of the most amazing dark-sky sites to offer users live views of the night sky. Subscribers can also remotely operate the telescopes.

If you’re looking for something a little earlier, the Virtual Telescope Project by astrophysicist Gianluca Masi in Ceccano, Italy will offer another webcast at 5 p.m. EST (2200 GMT). You can follow that webcast on Space.com here, as well as directly from the Virtual Telescope Project’s website here and its YouTube page here.
The YouTube site CosmoSapiens, which often streams live views of night sky events, will host its own webcast at 4 p.m. EST (2100 GMT).
How To Watch Geminid Meteor Shower 2020 ?
How To Watch Geminid Meteor Shower 2020 ?

Tips to see the Geminid meteor shower

If you are hunting for Geminid meteors overnight, remember these tips.
First, get away from city lights. Streetlights and other light pollution can greatly diminish the number of meteors you can see.
Also be sure to let your eyes adjust to the dark for at least 30 minutes to make the most of your observing session.
If you’re observing in the Northern Hemisphere where the weather is cooler, you may want to dress warmly and be ready with a blanket and lawn chair as you search for meteors.
Finally, don’t just stare at the Gemini constellation. You might just miss some dazzling meteors.
“Meteors can generally be seen all over the sky. Avoid watching the radiant because meteors close to it have very short trails and are easily missed,” NASA wrote. “When you see a meteor, try to trace it backwards. If you end up in the constellation Gemini, there’s a good chance you’ve seen a Geminid.”
How To Watch Geminid Meteor Shower 2020 ?
How To Watch Geminid Meteor Shower 2020 ?
How To Watch Geminid Meteor Shower 2020 ?

 

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