The Geminids meteor Shower which returns every December is expected to peak sometime during the night of December 13th to 15th. Up to 150 meteors are predicted to be visible per hour. All those bright moons might make it harder to spot them. Anna Gammon Ross, Astronomer at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich University told the news that more than 150 meteors will be visible from the earth. The meteors will be observable in the east of the sky. She summed up that the waning gibbous moon will make it trickier to see the meteors during the peak night of this end.
The Gibbous region on the near side of the moon is over midway lit up by the sun. It will appear very bright in our style. This will make it hard to see any additional celestial objects nearby. The geminid are originate from an Iraqi asteroid called 3200 with a comet-like Orbit. Which were first observed in 1862. The meteor’s small pieces of interplanetary debris disappeared to radiate from near the bright star Castor in the constellation Gemini. Its friction with the upper atmosphere heats the incoming debris causing the air around them to glow brightly. This steers to streaks of rays that are also known as shooting stars.
A total of 100 to 150 meteors will fly within an hour, but Bengaluru won’t be able to observe all of them due to light pollution caused by the city’s boundaries and the gibbous Moon, which is the bad guy and may block out the shooting stars. However, the outside reaches of the city offer the best views, with about 30 to 40 meteors passing over every hour. You won’t need any special tools. In fact, due to their field-of-view restrictions, even telescopes are therefore not allowed.
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