december, 2020

14dec12:00 am5:00 amGeminids Meteor Shower in Australia


Event Details

The Geminids are one of the most spectacular meteor showers of 2020. Around 120 meteors per hour is expected on December 13th/14th. The shower takes its name Gemini constellation because the meteors seem to emerge from there.
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Where to look:
Towards Castor in Constellation Gemini.
Mon 12:00 am 39° northeast, Altitude 6.0°
Mon 1:00 am 28° northeast, Altitude 12.6°
Mon 2:00 am 16° northeast, Altitude 17.1°
Mon 3:00 am 3° north, Altitude 19.1°
Mon 4:00 am 350° north, Altitude 18.4°
Mon 5:00 am 337° north-northwest, Altitude 15.1°
To spot any meteor shower, you will need clear skies and bit of patience. You should preferably be in a spot away from light pollution. Wear anything to keep yourself warm.
If you are not very familiar with directions, here is an easier way to spot the meteor shower.
– Download a free app such as SkyView Lite either on your iPhone or Android phone.
– When you have Sky View open, click on search option on top right.
– Type in Castor – You should see an arrow pointing to Castor (A star in Gemini).
– The meteors will seem to radiate from the same area.


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