People around the world can witness this Awesome Meteor shower today at 7.00 PM. This meteor shower can be witnessed up to 4.00 AM tomorrow (14.12.2017).
What is Meteor?
A meteoroid is a small rocky or metallic body in outer space. Meteoroids are significantly smaller than asteroids, and range in size from small grains to 1 meter-wide objects.
What is Meteor Shower?
A number of meteors that appear to radiate (move) from one point in the sky at a particular date each year, due to the earth regularly passing through them at that position in its orbit. This will look like meteor showering to earth, as it is called as Meteor Shower. But these particles just pass by our earth and will not hit our earth.
What is Geminid Meteor Shower?
Geminids, meteor shower caused by the object 3200 Phaethon.
What is 3200 Phaethon?
3200 Phaethon is an asteroid, which is assumed to be collided with another particle in Space. The pieces from the collision is called as meteoroid.
Why it was named as Geminid Meteor Shower?
This meteor shower is about to origin from Gemini star (Midhuna Rasi in Tamil). A pictorial explanation of Meteor Shower from Gemini Star (Mindhuna Rasi) is given below.
How Geminid Meteor Shower looks like?
The above video shows how meteor shower will look like. This video was shot on 2015 during Geminid Meteor shower.
How to watch Meteor Shower today?
You don’t need Binocular or Telescope to witness the shower. You can just watch it with your bare eyes. Space enthusiasts recommend us to watch Meteor shower in a place without lights. Just watch the sky for a long time and make your eyes adapted to darkness of cloud. You can simply lay on the ground, watch the sky to witness the shower.
Note: It is said that Meteor Shower will be maximum around 2.00 AM.