Geminid Meteor Shower December 13-14, 2017

celestial events Dec 01, 2017

This coming month there is an exciting celestial event happening called the Geminid Meteor Shower that is occurring between December 13 through December 14. Meteor showers occur when the Earth passes through debris left over from a passing comet. The meteors tend to emerge from one point in the sky, and the meteor shower is then named after the designated constellation in which it originated from. So for the Geminid meteor show, the streaks of light appear to emanate from the constellation of Gemini.

Check out the video above to learn how to locate Gemini and what to look for in the shower.

Cover Page Photo Credit: By Berkó ErnÅ‘ - Transferred from hu.wikipedia to Commons., CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=46750889 

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