Geminid meteors peak Wednesday and they could be awesome!

Geminid meteors peak Wednesday and they could be awesome!

Not all the meteorites you might see belong to the Geminid shower, however.

From 5 to 17 December, the Ukrainians in the sky to see the last meteor shower this year - the Geminids stream.

"It really, I think, is becoming the best of the periodic annual meteor showers", Chester said.

Though a few of the meteors are already becoming visible now, the shower will peak Wednesday night, says Bill Cooke with NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office. Give your eyes time to adjust to the dark. Moreover, this odd object is the parent of the annual Geminid meteor shower, which is also coming this week.

The Geminid meteor shower is expected to provide a celestial display and people will have to move out of the glare of city lights to a darker region, Director, M P Birla Planetarium, Debiprosad Duari said on Tuesday.

"Though the meteors tend to originate from the Gemini constellation, they can be observed from most parts of the sky".

Find Orion from its belt and look up and to the left to find Gemini
Find Orion from its belt and look up and to the left to find Gemini

These meteors are colorful and bright, and they're the only ones among the major meteor showers that show themselves strongly before midnight. Where to see the Geminids Meteor Shower? The dust and grit burn up when they run into Earth's atmosphere showcasing the streak of light.

Astronomers aren't exactly sure what Phaethon is though. "It's either a near-Earth asteroid or an unknown comet, sometimes called a rock comet".

This stunning wonder of nature takes place as our planet travels through the tail of an asteroid called 3200 Phaethon, which is due to brush nail-bitingly close to our planet on December 17.

If you want to wish upon a star, you may just get your wish ... this week.

The Geminid meteor shower began almost 200 years ago, scientists speculate, when asteroid 3200 Phaethon collided with another object to produce a steady stream of particles.

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