We’re in for yet another celestial treat as the Geminid Meteor Shower will peak tonight through Monday.
Sometimes called “The King of Meteor Showers,” the Geminids will be the most dazzling meteoric display of the year. More than 120 meteors are expected to streak across the sky every hour during its peak, though this number could reach up to 150 meteors every 60 minutes, according to AccuWeather.
The Geminids are not only an ample lot, but they also plunge more deeply into the Earth’s atmosphere than other meteors. This generates long arcs you can see for 1-2 seconds, so if you were waiting to wish upon a shooting star, this is the time to do it.
You may need some time for your eyes to adjust to the darkness, experts suggest, so it could take a bit before you start to see the meteors.
And here’s our favorite tip: The best way to view the shower is to lie on your back and simply look up. We can’t think of a better way to enjoy the cosmic light show.
Top image credit: NASA
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