This month, Vancouverians are acquainted with one of the brightest shower meteors of the year – the junior meteor shower.
Shower tops on 13th to 14th December, and produces an army of shooter stars. In particular, this dazzling astral display produces more than one meter per minute, which means up to 100 of the bright stars per hour.
Vancouver last month witnessed the Leonid meteor shower, which also produced extremely bright meteors; but in November the shower did not produce so much of the overhead rails. Leonid's shower produces 10 to 15 in its peak per hour, compared to the impressive 100 meteors per hour that Geminid can.
The Gemini originate from the constellation of Gemini, but they can be seen in the night sky.
"For best results, you should look a little far from Gemini so you can see meteors with longer tails as they sneak in; looking directly at Gemini will just show you meteors that do not travel very far, Instructs Space.
As a result of their speed, these dazzling meteors leave visible trails. That said, star stars must continue to travel as far as possible from urban lights to avoid light pollution, which will close the clarity of the celestial bodies. While this works best in more remote locations, wherever it is higher, more ideal viewing conditions will be provided.
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