Dawn of Friday, December 14 We will have the opportunity to witness one of the most beautiful astronomical phenomena.
We refer to Gems, Known as one of the most impressive meteor showers of earth we can see.
They happen every year during December, being the night between December 13 and December 14 where they become more visible.
On this occasion, the best time on Chile To watch them will be between 01:00 and 02:00 on Friday morning (Thursday night).
Although it is called starfall, they are actually meteors that burn when contacting the Earth's atmosphere.
Do not miss one of the most productive and reliable weather showers of the year! The meteorite meteorite Geminid will be put on a dazzling display for the sky watchers when the peaks on December 13. You can see up to 100 meteors per hour. Plan ahead: https://t.co/m8nua7Qapl pic.twitter.com/Bp2Cti2TYY
– NASA (@NASA) December 13, 2018
According to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), this phenomenon occurs because every December "the earth passes through a massive path of dusty debris thrown by a strange rocky object called Phayeton (3200)."
At that moment, "Dust and sand are burned when they collide with the atmosphere of the Earth," and produce a burst of "falling stars".
Although meticulously began the rain on Tuesday, December 4, at night it will be its peak, be possible to see one meteor or two per minute. The phenomenon will be observed until Monday 17.
What would be needed to see the meteor shower? Basically you just have to look at the sky in the opposite direction to the moon, in order to reduce the effects of its brightness.
In addition, you will need to do this in a place that is far from the light pollution of the cities. The tip the experts give is not to use cell phone or other devices half an hour before, to accustom your eyes to darkness.