Geminids Meteor Shower on December 13 and 14

The peak of the Geminid meteor shower activity will be in the night of December 13/14 and 14/15. In general, the intensity of the shower reaches its peak at 2 o’clock in the night and lasts till the morning. In the ideally dark night you may count up to 50 falling Geminids per hour, or one per minute. However, take into account that the bright moon will significantly reduce the number of visible Geminids. If you are planning to enjoy Geminids shower, get away from the city to a deserted dark place. You will need warm clothes and hot drinks for the whole night.

Undiscovered Comet May Threaten Earth

According to researchers the tiny meteoroits that streaked through Earth’s atmosphere for a few hours on Feb. 4 represent a previously unknown meteor shower. The “shooting stars” arrived from the direction of the star Eta Draconis, so the shower is called the February Eta Draconids (FEDs).

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