The Geminid meteor shower, also known as the ‘King of the Meteor Showers’, is set to light up the sky at night between December 13 and 14. The celestial event would show 100 shooting stars traveling at speeds of 125,528 kilometers per hour. If you are in India and want to experience this spectacular sight, you are in luck. Keep reading to know more.
According to a TOI report, the Geminid meteor shower will be visible from locations north of the equator. However, it is recommended to head to a secluded location, away from the hustle and bustle of city lights that could get in your way and obstruct your views.
NASA said in a statement: “If it’s not cloudy, stay away from bright lights, lie on your back and look up. Remember to let your eyes adjust to the dark; you will see more meteors that way. Note that this adjustment may take approximately 30 minutes. Don’t look at your cell phone screen as it will ruin your night vision! “
Experts suggest that 2 am is the best time to witness the meteor shower. Be sure to take at least an hour to witness it in all its glory. And of course, since it’s December, don’t forget to wear something warm.
This year was marked by the return of nature to normal due to the blockade and other travel restrictions in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. Therefore, this heavenly event is expected to be staged by clear skies this time.
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