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).
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.
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.
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