David Moore, editor of Astronomy Ireland Magazine, said: "Although the Geminids
peak on Sunday and Monday nights the rates build from December 7 and then decline until December 17.
YESTERDAY was the start of a 10-day astronomical spectacular called the Geminid
meteor shower that sees 100 shooting stars per hour zapping across the sky.
meteor shower is said to be one of the most spectacular, and at its height can produce between 50 and 100 shooting stars every hour.
SPECTACULAR Look out for Geminids
meteor shower this month
are unusual in that they are not shed by a classic icy comet but a body that shares characteristics of both comets and asteroids.
While most meteor showers come from comets, Geminids
is different because the 'parent' is an asteroid.
10 ( ANI ): Geminid
meteor shower will be at their best after dark on Friday, December 13 and before dawn on Saturday, December 14, according to reports.
Between 2012 Dec 5 and Dec 15 a total of 31 Q1-level dual-station Geminids
They are the Orionids in October, the Leonids in November and the Geminids
The group had its first gathering in December to witness the Geminids
Unlike the similarly rich meteor showers, the Perseids in August and the Geminids
in December, which take place over a period of days, the Quandrantids are not seen as often as they have a very short peak period of only a few hours.
Who knows, we might even see a meteorite or two, as our evening coincides with the Geminids
We watched the Leonids meteor shower two weeks ago, and next week, we will be able to observe the Geminids
meteor shower from the UAE," Halley said.
12, with the chance to see the Geminids
meteor shower, Saturn setting, Jupiter rising and Uranus.
will also feature in Meteorwatch, a Twitter event that allows observers under clear skies to share images and videos.