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sky gazers can look forward to in this month at one of the most impressive Meteor showers of the entire year - the Geminids are coming again. Already in the com

Geminids-meteor shower Christmas time falling star time is

sky gazers can look forward to in this month at one of the most impressive Meteor showers of the entire year - the Geminids are coming again. Already in the com

Geminids-meteor shower Christmas time falling star time is

sky gazers can look forward to in this month at one of the most impressive Meteor showers of the entire year - the Geminids are coming again. Already in the coming days, the first meteors of the swarm at the Christmas sky, admire the clouds free the sky, of course.

at its peak the Geminids can reach then on Friday next week, if the Morning and evening sky are expected to be dozens of shooting stars per hour. Thus, a more detailed view of the December-night sky are worth the effort this year - like every year in the past decades. Since the first observations of the Geminids stream in the middle of the 19th century. Century registered a rising number of shooting Star.

after The constellation Gemini (Latin gemini) named swarm brings experience in accordance with a particularly large number of bright shooting stars. Some are so bright that they are visible in clear weather in the sky above the light-flooded large cities.

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best dark places are, however, far from the cities to Observe the pre-Christmas shooting stars - places, without artificial light and with good visibility. Who want to photograph the meteor shower, you should mount a camera with a wide angle lens on a tripod and a long exposure choose.

Although they are one of the largest shooting star rave of the year, the Geminids is usually in the shadow of the much more famous Perseids, which are lit every year on the August sky. The Geminids are less popular, especially at the Season of their occurrence: The cold, and often cloudy December weather shooting star hunters provides more uncomfortable conditions of observation than the balmy Perseids nights in the summer.

The brightest come to the conclusion

As the origin of the Geminids is the Asteroid (3200) Phaethon. Its orbit around the sun, for which he needs less than one and a half years, is similar to that of a comet. He was only discovered in 1983.

Some researchers believe that it is a comet that has lost its Gas and dust stream, and gradually disintegrates. The shooting stars occur when the particles of the celestial body lose, burn up in the earth's atmosphere.

As a characteristic of the Geminids is that the first light weaker and only later light up the brightest meteors. Especially on these bright Geminids will be happy to see those who believe at the sight of a shooting Star to the fulfilment of a wish, especially in the run-up to Christmas.

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Publish Date : 04 Aralık 2018 Salı 20:01

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