Geminids 2017: When and Where to Watch Most Sparkling Meteor Shower of the Year

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Another natural gift in 2017  – the Geminid meteor shower that promises to be one of the best shooting star shows of the year.

Follow Nexter to be the first one to see the stunning Geminids photos!

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When and where?

The Geminid meteor shower will be observed on the night of Dec. 13 and till Dec. 14 early morning. During this period you are able to see dozens of meteors an hour.

In case of cloudy weather disrupts your you can watch it streamed online:

Best time to watch

The Geminids are named for Gemini constellation, because the meteors appear to radiate from that part of the sky. The best time to begin watching is when the constellation rises above the eastern horizon, which will occur after 9 p.m.

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Why it happens?

Meteor shower is a natural phenomenon that happens when our planet plows through a cloud of debris left behind by a passing space rock. Actually, the majority of meteors are very small, approximately as the grains of sand. We can see them slamming into Earth atmosphere and burn up, creating brilliant streaks of light.

The Geminids are also known for their slow speed compared with most other annual showers. This allows us to enjoy beautiful long arcs that are visible for at least a second or two.

By the way, don’t worry in case you’ll miss it. You also have an opportunity to observe a rare glimpse of the asteroid that created the shower zipping across the sky just a few days later.

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