Geminid Meteor Shower With Over 100 Shooting Stars To Grace The Sky This Weekend

The Geminid Meteor Shower which is also known as the ‘King of Meteor Showers’ is all set to light up the sky on the night between December 13 and 14. The celestial event would showcase 100 shooting stars travelling at speeds of 125,528 kilometres per hour. If you’re in India and wish to experience this spectacular sight, you’re in luck. Read on to know more.

 

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As per a report in TOI, the Geminid Meteor Shower will be visible from the locations that lie on the north of the equator. However, it is recommended to head to a secluded spot away from the hustle and bustle of the city lights which might come in your way and obstruct your visuals.

NASA said in a statement, “If it’s not cloudy, get away from bright lights, lie on your back, and lookup. Remember to let your eyes get adjusted to the dark – you’ll see more meteors that way. Keep in mind, this adjustment can take approximately 30 minutes. Don’t look at your cell phone screen, as it will ruin your night vision!”

Experts suggest that 2 AM is the best time to witness the meteor shower. Make sure you dedicate at least an hour to witness it in all its glory. And of course, since it’s December, don’t forget to put on some warm clothing.

This year was marked by nature’s return to normal due to the lockdown and other travel restrictions in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. Thus, this celestial event will hopefully be hosted by clear skies this time.

 

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