Geminid Meteor Shower: Check when you can see the best meteor shower of the year
New Delhi : It's that time of the year when world witnesses Geminid meteor shower - one of the biggest of the year. The scientists have claimed that the meteor shower will be at its peak on the Wednesday night.
The International Meteor Organization predicts the Geminids shower to brim with about 120 meteors an hour.
Taking note of weather conditions it is advised that you stay warm while heading out to see the best meteor shower of the year.
"If the conditions are right, and you can see the night sky, it is probably the best meteor shower of the year. So, grab some hot cocoa and get some sleeping bags,” says Beverly Thackeray, a doctoral student in astronomy at the University of Maryland.
Meteors will become visible late in the evening Wednesday and go throughout the night. All you have to do is turn off porch and house lights, go outside, get your eyes acclimated to the dark and begin looking up.
For best view, one can hit the hilly dark areas. The meteors will be emanating from the Gemini constellation. Smartphone apps such as Sky Guide for iOS and Sky Map for Android can help identify the planets and constellations.
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