December Friday 14 and Saturday 15 – Geminids Meteor Shower

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Considered by many to be the best meteor shower in the heavens, the Geminids are known for producing up to 60 multicolored meteors per hour at their peak, coming from the dust cloud of an asteroid rather than a comet. The peak of the shower usually occurs around December 14-15 in Australia, although some meteors should be visible from December 7 – 20. The radiant point for this shower will be in the constellation Gemini. This year the new moon will guarantee a dark sky for what should be an awesome show. Best viewing is usually to the east between midnight and dawn from a dark location.
As well as meteors, keep an eye out for satellites. The sky will also be particularly beautiful, with the constellations of Orion and Taurus gracing the north-western sky, Jupiter setting in the west and Saturn and Venus rising in the east.

About Geraldene

I'm passionate about People and their Connection to the Natural World. To supporting projects and ideas that result in Earth Care and harmony. I'm very interested in Indigenous Wisdoms. I'm a mum of two lovely kids, daughter and friend. I love travelling and meeting people. I am keen on being responsible and creating the world around me.
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