Geminid meteor shower 2020: When, where, how to watch spectacular sky display in India

Geminid meteor shower 2020: When, where, how to watch spectacular sky display in India

Good information for skygazers as a spectacular Geminid meteor bathe will seem in skies tonight. The one-of-a-kind astronomical phenomenon will probably be at its peak on December 13 evening until wee hours of December 14 due to tonight is a moonless evening.

The neatest thing about Geminid meteor bathe is that anybody can watch it and you don’t require binoculars or telescopes to view it. 

PTI reported that the Geminid meteor bathe is essentially the most intense meteor bathe of the 12 months, Director of M P Birla Planetarium and well-known astrophysicist Debiprasad Duari mentioned in an announcement.

According to world’s premier area company Nasa, the Geminids have been first seen within the mid-1800s however these showers weren’t so spectacular as solely 10-20 meteors seen per hour. Accrding to astronomers, 120 Geminid meteors might be seen in an hour throughout peak hours. The Geminids are vibrant and are yellow in shade.

Space.com reported that evidently the Geminids seem from the brilliant constellation Gemini. Although the Geminin meteor showers is greatest seen from the Northern Hemisphere, it will also be noticed from the Southern Hemisphere.

“While it is expected around December 13-14 night, one can probably also see some meteors on early evening hours of December 14,” PTI quoted astrophysicist Duari as saying.

Duari added that in peak hours at round 1-2 am, there will probably be a chance to look at the “celestial fireworks”. It is predicted that round 150 meteors will probably be seen per hour if the sky is darkish and clear.

“It will be the best meteor shower of 2020, no question about it,” NASA meteor skilled Bill Cooke advised Space.com.

Will the meteor bathe seen in India?

The excellent news is that the Geminid meteor bathe will probably be seen from each a part of India if the sky stays clear.

At what time can we watch the Geminid meteor in India?

The greatest time to look at for the Geminids is about 2 a.m. within the native time zone. “The meteors tend to peak about 2 a.m. your local time wherever you’re observing from, but can be seen as early as 9-10 p.m,” reported Space.com.

Meteor showers do not require binoculars or telescopes to view and you’ll witness it by means of bare eyes. “Give your eyes about 20-30 minutes to adjust to the dark, then sit back and enjoy the show,” the report mentioned.