A Spectacular Meteor Shower Is Coming To Canada Next Week And You Can See As Many As 120 Shooting Stars An Hour
The Geminids meteor shower is coming to Canada in December 2018.
One of the most breathtaking meteor showers will be lighting up Canadian skies next week and you do not want to miss it. The Geminids meteor shower is peaking on December 13th and 14th.
There will be as many as 120 shooting stars each hour during its peak, making it one of the most spectacular light shows of the year, according to Time and Date. That would make for an insanely beautiful sight, seeing around two meteors streak across the sky every minute.
The Geminid meteor shower is actually already active, but it will reach its spectacular peak on December 13th and 14th in Canada. The meteor shower will be active until December 17th, so you'll have plenty of time to catch some shooting stars.
The best time to watch the meteor shower is around 2 AM local time, according to Earth Sky. For the Geminid meteor shower, you can expect to see meteors that are bold, white and quick.
So what's the best way to catch this light show? Fortunately, you don't need any fancy equipment, just clear skies to watch dozens of shooting stars streak across the sky. The best thing to do to maximize your star viewing is to go to a more secluded spot that is not close to the city lights, such as a quiet neighbourhood, a park away from the city or a mountaintop.
You can find out more about the meteor shower and the best times to watch on the Time and Date website.
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