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Geminid Meteor Shower 2019: Had a wonderful look. Check it out here !!!

By Reetika Kachchhwa

Geminid meteor –

There is the famous Geminid meteor shower; it is bright shooting stars this winter. You can see this beautiful shower on December 13th or maybe 14th; this is actually revealed by a meteor expert named Bill Cooke at NASA. The Geminids are actually considered one of the best meteor showers each year. The reason is that they are bright and also their speed is very fast.  Bill Cooke has commented on this, and his statement is like that “It won’t be a total washout because the Geminids have a lot of fireballs in them.”

How many years is this old –

According to the records, this is actually 200 years. The observation of this was first observed in 1833, actually from a riverboat on the Mississippi River. These are actually growing stronger day by day, and the reason behind this is that because Jupiter’s gravity has tugged the stream of the particles from the sources.

The asteroid 3200 Phaethon is actually closer to earth over the centuries. You can watch these Gemini in the northern hemisphere and also in the southwestern sky for this constellation Orion. You can spot these stars in Hunter’s belt.

The Geminids are actually associated with the near-earth object, which is approximately 3200 Phaethon. This is actually coming closer to earth very often at a very safe distance, and this also passes close to the sun. An astronomical unit is an actual distance between the sun and the earth, which is about 93 million miles, and if you measure this in terms of kilometers, it will be around 150 kilometers.

You can see this with naked eyes. You don’t need any telescope. All you need is to find a better spot, and then you can definitely see it and enjoy it. You can find peace as well as it looks so beautiful you can definitely enjoy this.

Reetika Kachchhwa