Behold for the Geminid Meteor Showers. You might not have seen anything like this before!
The Geminid Meteor Showers are all set to allure the word with their spectacularity this month. December 2017 will witness the Geminids’ showers, of about 120 bright meteors every hour, which can be easily viewed in the evening hours and the pre-dawn hours. The cosmonauts and astronauts all over the world expect most of these meteors to be visible from Tuesday night through all of Thursday.
The Geminid Meteor Shower this time in 2017 is said to be the most prolific showers, keeping the moon out of the picture. Moon being in its crescent phase will keep the light in the sky out which is not going to interfere with the Geminid show.
Most meteors that are going to be visible in the Geminid Meteor Showers are unique because of the fact that they emerge from comets and rolling gas cauldrons in the universe, including ice, dust and rocks.
Earth is going to pass through a path of inactive rock in the space, which is not doing anything. This rock do not even shed debris and has been named after Phaethon. Its nature is debated over often. Some people at NASA say it is an earth-like asteroid, in terms of its size, while others say it is a rock comet.
The 120 meteors visible every hour is just an ideal image and calculated number, however under perfect circumstances, this could rise. Though only visible under particular and perfect conditions. The counts can vary depending on the time, local light pollution, etc.
The showers can easily be viewed with naked eyes in a clear dark sky from most parts of the world. Staying away from bright lights is going to help a lot. The showers are going to peak sometime after 9 PM on December 13 and will last till the dawn of December 14.