The Mexican star characters have been treated to the best curtain for the stunning cosmic light that is expected to refresh the night sky later this week.
- Meteor can be seen over Mexico City and Acapulco
- It is estimated that we traveled at 20,000 km / h
- An early light show, observed before the meteor shower of the Geinids and the passing of the "Comet Christmas"
In the early hours of Saturday morning over Mexico appeared a bright green ball of light, blinding viewers down.
The meteor can be seen towering over the sky over Acapulco and Mexico City.
The president of the astronomical association in Acapulco, Rodolfo Kobos Ariaga, told a local master, El Sal de Acapulco, that the meteor may have traveled at about 20,000 kilometers an hour.
He said the exact dimensions of the meteor are difficult to determine, but it is supposed to have a diameter of 500 meters, making it large enough to "appreciate the flash".
The videos of the show flooded the social media, with a vision of Jorge Diaz Henry in New Mexico, attracting over 15,000 views after being published on Facebook.
Space curtains for curtains
The stunning display was the predecessor of the Geminids meteor shower, expected to peak on the morning of December 15th.
Then will come 46P / Wirtanen, known as "Comet Christmas", the brightest comet of the year.
It will be closest to Earth on a late night on December 16 (or early morning on December 17 if you are in the AEDT time zone).
46P / Wirtanen vibrates on the Sun approximately every five years, but it's usually too far for us to see them.
This year, however, it will increase around the Earth about 11.5 million kilometers from us – which is quite close to the space standards.
Position of the position of the meteor shower of the Geminids and the 46P / Wirtanen comet at 2:00 pm December 15th from Sydney.
(ABC: Stellarium / Genelle Weule)
The comet is already visible to binoculars, but will be the brightest between December 14 and December 18.
Astronopter Dillon O'Donnell took pictures of 46P / Wirtanen earlier this month from his backyard at Byron Bay.
"The coma is particularly bright even now," he said.
The brightest comets will be the equivalent of the two darkest stars we see in the South Cross.
There will be another 20 years before the comet is again near the Earth.
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