Dec
11
2009

Don't forget the Geminids meteor shower

On the 13th and 14th December, we’re expecting the best meteor shower of the year.

The Geminids are a meteor shower caused by 3200 Phaethon which should result in around 120 to 140 meteors per hour. On top of this, the best dates to view it are two days before a new moon so the sky should be nice and dark.

The meteors should radiate from the constellation Gemini, which is right next to Betelgeuse in the Orion constellation.

For more information on the Geminids, try the spacedex website.

Written by John in: Astronomy |

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