CULTURE Splendid Geminids peak this weekend

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Splendid Geminids peak this weekend

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19:10, December 14, 2019

The annual meteor showers called Geminids are set to peak on Saturday. More than 100 meteors are expected to be visible per hour. Experts suggest the best way to observe the shower when the moon hangs high in the sky is to cover it with special buildings, such as large chimneys.( Compiled by Huang Dongpeng)

The origin of the Geminids stems from an asteroid rather than a comet, different from most other meteor showers. It takes place every year when the asteroid 3200 Phaethon — named after the Greek mythological character Phaëthon, son of the sun god Helio — passes by the sun, leaving behind a dusty trail for Earth to pass through.

The annual meteor showers called Geminids are set to peak on Saturday. More than 100 meteors are expected to be visible per hour. Experts suggest the best way to observe the shower when the moon hangs high in the sky is to cover it with special buildings, such as large chimneys.

The origin of the Geminids stems from an asteroid rather than a comet, different from most other meteor showers. It takes place every year when the asteroid 3200 Phaethon — named after the Greek mythological character Phaëthon, son of the sun god Helio — passes by the sun, leaving behind a dusty trail for Earth to pass through.

The annual meteor showers called Geminids are set to peak on Saturday. More than 100 meteors are expected to be visible per hour. Experts suggest the best way to observe the shower when the moon hangs high in the sky is to cover it with special buildings, such as large chimneys.

The origin of the Geminids stems from an asteroid rather than a comet, different from most other meteor showers. It takes place every year when the asteroid 3200 Phaethon — named after the Greek mythological character Phaëthon, son of the sun god Helio — passes by the sun, leaving behind a dusty trail for Earth to pass through.

The annual meteor showers called Geminids are set to peak on Saturday. More than 100 meteors are expected to be visible per hour. Experts suggest the best way to observe the shower when the moon hangs high in the sky is to cover it with special buildings, such as large chimneys.

The origin of the Geminids stems from an asteroid rather than a comet, different from most other meteor showers. It takes place every year when the asteroid 3200 Phaethon — named after the Greek mythological character Phaëthon, son of the sun god Helio — passes by the sun, leaving behind a dusty trail for Earth to pass through.

The annual meteor showers called Geminids are set to peak on Saturday. More than 100 meteors are expected to be visible per hour. Experts suggest the best way to observe the shower when the moon hangs high in the sky is to cover it with special buildings, such as large chimneys.

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