Geminid


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Geminid

(ˈdʒɛmɪˌnɪd)
n
(Astronomy) a member of a shower of meteors (the Geminids) occurring annually around December 13
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<BDavid Whinham took this shot of a Geminid meteor while on his way back from Newcastle's Town Moor towards Jesmond on December 13
SAMANTHA SHAW: Fair play to Denise RE GEMINID METEOR SHOWER TO LIGHT UP NORTH WALES SKIES DONNA REDVERS JONES: On a brighter note; I saw your article on FB around 10pm last night and rushed out to see 6!!
The peak of the Geminid meteor shower shouldn't be affected by moonlight and is usually a great sight to behold.
Moreover, the Geminid radiant is nicely high as early as 9 to 10 p.m.
THE experts predicted that late Saturday night was going to be the best time to catch a glimpse of the Geminid meteor shower, one of the year's major showers which was caused by the planet passing through debris from the extinct comet Paethon.
The Geminid maximum coincided with New Moon, so high observed rates were likely in the pre-dawn hours of December 13 and that evening as the radiant climbed.
Professor Mark Brake, from the Centre for Astronomy at University of Glamorgan in Pontypridd, said the lights in the sky were caused by the Geminid meteor shower, which always occurs in December.
Summary: The Geminid meteor shower will bright up the night sky across the UAE
The Geminid meteor shower, which predicted to peak around 12:30 UT (7:30 a.m.
UAE stargazers are in for a treat as the magnificent Geminid meteor shower is expected to light up the night sky until December 16.
Tribune News Network Doha A 'GEMINID meteor shower' will be visible in Qatar sky and the hemisphere skies from the evening of Wednesday until the dawn of Thursday, Qatar Calendar House (QCH) announced on Tuesday.