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Dazzling Geminid meteor shower to reach its peak on Dec.14

By : InKunming | Published: 2018-12-12

[InKunming--KunmingThe peak of the Geminid meteor shower is coming up on Friday night. It is expected to reach a maximum of 120 meteors per hour at 8:30pm. on that day. Don’t forget to catch the meteor shower with your friends!

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According to Guo Jian who is a member of Yunnan Amateur Astronomers Association, Orion, the iconic winter constellation, rises above the eastern horizon and is easily recognizable. The Geminids meteor shower in December is one of the most punctual and spectacular meteor showers of the year, and its steady flow always brings great surprises and satisfaction to astrophile.

The International Meteorology Organization (IMO) indicates that the Geminid meteor shower this year will reach its maximum at 8:30 pm., and the observation conditions will be good in the late night. As long as the weathe is clear, Kunming people can choose a place with broad vision and less light pollution for direct naked-eye observation.

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(Editors: Christine, Rachel) 


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