Geminid Meteor Shower: When is it Happening and How to Watch it?

By | December 13, 2018

Geminids is nature’s most spectacular event which takes place every year in the December month. Just like every year, the Geminid Meteor Shower can be witnessed in the second week of the current month i.e. on December 13 and 14, 2018. 

Interestingly, The Geminid Meteor Shower will be visible from around the globe. No matter in which part of the world you live, you can see nature’s beauty i.e. Geminid Meteor Shower on the above-mentioned dates.

NASA, the US Space Agency will telecast the entire event live, this means you can enjoy the entire event on your mobile phones and computers through NASA’s official website. The Agency has also published a blog post about how you can watch Geminid Meteor Shower 2018 online this year. You can explore that post from their official website for more information regarding the event.

According to data and various sources, the Geminid rate will increase towards the morning. At around 2 AM, we can witness the Geminid rate of about 100 per hour. This is the perfect time to witness the event at its full glory.

When does the Geminid Event Happen?

The Geminid Event happens every year in the December month when Earth passes through a massive trail of debris. The Debris Trail with over 3200 Phaeoton.

Geminid Meteor Shower: Places to Witness the Event

As mentioned above, this year’s Geminid Meteor Shower Event will be visible across the globe. The event can be visible from both the Northern Hemisphere of the Earth. Asian Countries including India will also be able to witness the event.

According to Nasa’s official blog post, this Year’s Geminid Event will be more visible and clear to our eyes. The showers will be around 30 to 40 per hour.

If you live in metropolitan cities or we can say, in the polluted cities, you will not be able to witness this event due to air pollution. For best results, go out of the city surrounded by nature.

If you are curious to know about the event’s dates and timing, then here’s what you might want to know about.

The Geminid Meteor Shower 2018: Timings, How to Watch it? 

As mentioned above, this year’s Geminid Meteor Shower event will take place in the second week of the current month i.e. December 2018. The event will be live all night on 13 and 14. The actual rate of the Shower will increase after midnight. For best view time, you should go out after the Midnight on 13th and 14th of this month.

When the Moon sets, Meteors will be visible to its glory. According to NASA’s blog post, people are advised to go to the darkest place for the best results of this event. In the dark, you will be able to enjoy this event clearly. You can also capture the best shots of the event while in the dark night.

In addition, you are advised not to turn on even your smartphone’s lights. You will destroy the experience in lights. Make sure there is zero light around you while you witness the event.

Moreover, Google to0 has confirmed this event and put a Doodle to track down the shooting stars during the Meteor Shower. The trail of over 3200 Phaethon creates this event, which is definitely the event to watch and live by every human being.