Geminid meteor show is December 7-17

07 Декабря, 2017, 20:05 | Author: Oscar Goodwin
  • The annual Geminid meteor shower in northern Italy

The meteors emanate from the Gemini constellation - hence the name - and this year, we're in for a particularly dazzling show. The 2017 Geminids meteor shower will soon be heres - no telescope or binoculars required.

The Geminids probably don't get more attention since their peak is on the night of the 13th and the morning of the 14th of December, a time of year when it is cold in most of the country, and there is sometimes ice and snow on the ground (not in Tucson fortunately).

The big occasion is the USA getting ideal astronomical conditions for the strong Geminid meteor shower.

They are often bold, white and bright.

Mr Magro has chosen Glenworth Valley Outdoor Adventures to capture the 2017 shower, and will also be presenting a free night-sky photography workshop for Glenworth Valley campers from 7pm on December 9.

Why is this year so favorable for the Geminids? If you are fond of astronomy you might be interested in what to expect during the night shower and how to get the flawless view.

"With most showers, you can be lucky to see maybe 10 to 20 meteors per hour, with the Geminids there's usually 50 to 120 giant, blazing fireballs streaking through the sky". While we won't be able to see much in Montreal because of the city lights, dark places away from the city should see over 100 shooting stars per hour.

Читайте также: Electric beer runs for Anheuser-Busch

The Gemini Constellation which the meteor shower is named after appears in the sky around 10pm so it's best to go out and watch for them after midnight when Gemini is higher in the sky.

While the beauty of the Geminids can't be debated, one thing that can be is their source.

What if it's cloudy on the big night of the Geminids, Dec. 13-14?

Attendees should bring their own DSLR camera, lens and tripod to take part.

"Beaches also make for fantastic viewing and photo opportunities for the Geminids, but you can even watch it from your own backyard, provided your conditions are good", Mr Magro said.

If the weather is clear Wednesday night next week, our skies are likely to fill with the greatest number of visible shooting stars we've had in quite a few years. You also might need to give your eyes some time to adapt to the dark before seeing the shower in all its glory.

При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
«» 2007 - 2017 Copyright.
Автоматизированное извлечение информации сайта запрещено.

Код для вставки в блог

Recommended:

  • What the CVS-Aetna deal means for consumers

    What the CVS-Aetna deal means for consumers

    Aetna ( aet ) shareholders stand to receive $207 per share in the deal with CVS (cvs), the companies said. Bloss worries Aetna patients could be forced to get services from CVS .
    The skeleton of 'Little Foot'' reconstitued by researchers in South Africa

    The skeleton of 'Little Foot'' reconstitued by researchers in South Africa

    The team of researchers associated with the study has displayed the nearly complete fossil of Australopithecus on Wednesday. Its discovery is expected to help researchers better understand the human ancestor's appearance and movement.
    Mani Shankar Aiyar suspended over 'neech' remark against Narendra Modi

    Mani Shankar Aiyar suspended over 'neech' remark against Narendra Modi

    As Aiyar's remarks that Modi was a " neech aadmi " (low man) in the context of his criticism of the Congress vis-a-vis B.R. As the row became an embarrassment for the Congress, Rahul Gandhi took to Twitter to disapprove of Aiyar's language.
  • Spotify releases '2017 Wrapped' which breaks down your year in music

    Spotify releases '2017 Wrapped' which breaks down your year in music

    Wrapped 2017 shows what you've been streaming over the past year, and what tracks you absolutely loved. Spotify also compiles your top 100 songs into a playlist for your nostalgic listening pleasure.
    Redding City Ballet to bring 'Nutcracker' to Weaverville at TAPAC

    Redding City Ballet to bring 'Nutcracker' to Weaverville at TAPAC

    Classes consist primarily of classical ballet but also include jazz, contemporary, lyrical, modern and stretch and strength. Mills first choreographed Ballet Austin's performance in 1999, and they've continued performing his adaptations ever since.
    Instagram Is Testing A Direct Standalone Messaging App To Replace Inbox

    Instagram Is Testing A Direct Standalone Messaging App To Replace Inbox

    This is similar to how Facebook stripped out the messaging aspect of its core app and introduced Messenger as its IM platform. The Verge reports Instagram is now testing Direct in five countries: Chile, Israel, Italy, Portugal, Turkey, and Uruguay.
  • Invests $33.07 Million in Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC) Stock

    Scout holds 0.35% or 228,197 shares. 383.45 million shares or 4.21% less from 400.29 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. State Of Tennessee Treasury Department has invested 0.02% of its portfolio in E*TRADE Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:ETFC).
    Gunman opens fire at school with multiple people shot - police confirm

    Gunman opens fire at school with multiple people shot - police confirm

    The shooter was later reported to be "down", said Shana Reeves, director of communications for the city of Farmington. A shooting as Aztec High School in New Mexico has been confirmed by San Juan County Sheriff Ken Christensen.
    Hockey player shoots self, kin alleges murder

    Hockey player shoots self, kin alleges murder

    After repeated requests, Rizwan's family members got a call from the friend's house to come and collect the bag. A country-made pistol was found in the right-hand of Rizwan who had a gunshot wound on his right temple.
  • Koreans rescue £15bn Moorside nuclear power station plan

    Koreans rescue £15bn Moorside nuclear power station plan

    According to reports by South Korea's Yonhap News Agency, Cho told his inner circle the reason for his resignation, saying he was "tired".

    Findlay Park Partners LLP Boosts Stake in The Charles Schwab Corporation (SCHW)

    Aureus Asset Management Llc increased Schwab Charles Corp New Com ( SCHW ) stake by 27.31% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Wall Street is only getting more bullish on the stock, with 14 of analysts who cover GD having a buy-equivalent rating.

    Keep in touch with Analyst's Ratings:: Gilead Sciences, Inc. (GILD)

    The (Simple Month Average) SMA20 is at 0.53 percent, its SMA50 Value is -4.97% and SMA200 value is reported as 1.36 Percent. Becton Dickinson (NYSE:BDX) was raised too. (Rating Scale: 1.0 Strong Buy, 2.0 Buy, 3.0 Hold, 4.0 Sell, 5.0 Strong Sell).


Popular

Zinke Says Claim That Trump 'Stole' Public Land Is a Lie
Patagonia called the decision an "illegal move" by Trump, and said the company plans to sue the administration over the decision. Canadian company Arc'teryx also opposed the move, donating $30,000 to a group challenging the legality of Trump's actions.

Governor orders flags lowered for Pearl Harbor Day
The attack's immediate impact was to jerk America out of its lingering isolationism and into full-fledged combat in World War II. He wrote "Countdown to Pearl Harbor", which examines the 12 days leading up to the December 7, 1941, attack.

Researchers Say Weigh Loss May Lead To Reverse Type 2 Diabetes
The trial, which is called the Diabetes Remission Clinical Trial (DiRECT), builds on earlier work by co-lead investigator Prof. As Taylor told The Guardian , "The weight loss goals provided by this programme [ sic ] are achievable for many people".

CMS Office of the Actuary releases 2016 national health expenditures
On a per enrollee basis, private health insurance spending increased 5.1 percent in 2016, about the same as the 5 percent in 2015. This is the first time in memory CMS has witnessed a slowdown in goods and services spending, and among the three major payers .

Dexter Fletcher replaces Bryan Singer as Bohemian Rhapsody director
A few days ago, Bryan Singer was sacked from his position as director of the Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody . Singer reportedly regularly failed to arrive on set, leaving cinematographer Thomas Newton to fill his shoes.

Tendencies