Geminids Meteor shower visible to Sri Lankans tonight

Geminids Meteor shower visible to Sri Lankans tonight

December 13, 2017   02:23 pm

The annually occurring meteor shower named Geminids Meteor shower will be visible in Sri Lanka tonight (13).

Every year this meteor shower occurs on the same dates between 4-17 December with peeks over December 13-14. 

The meteor shower will reach its peak between 7:30 p.m. on December 13 and dawn the morning of December 14, with the most meteors visible from midnight to 4 a.m. on December 14, according to NASA.

If the sky is clear and dark with no city light pollution Sri Lankans may be able see about 120 meteors per hour (That is about one or two meteors per minute).

The meteor shower was named after the constellation Gemini because many of the meteors appear to come from that constellation. Viewers can use apps like as Sky Guide for iOS and Sky Map for Android to help find it.

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