The day to Friday 14th of December we will be able to witness one of the most beautiful astronomical phenomena.
We refer to Geminids, known to be one of the most striking meteor showers, which we can observe from the earth.
They occur each year in December, which is the night between 13th and 14th of December, as they become more visible.
On this occasion, the best time in chile Observing them will be between 01:00 and 02:00 Friday morning (Thursday evening).
Even though it is called starfall, they are actually meteors that burn when they come into contact with the earth's atmosphere.
Do not miss one of the most productive and reliable weather showers in the year! Geminid meteor shower sets a dazzling display to heaven guards when it ends December 13th. You can see up to 100 meteors per. Hour. Schedule in advance: https://t.co/m8nua7Qapl pic.twitter.com/Bp2Cti2TYY
– NASA (@NASA) December 13, 2018
According to the National Administration of Aeronautics and Space (NASA), this phenomenon occurs because every year in December, "the Earth goes through a massive trace of dust dirt thrown by a strange rocky object called (3200) Phaeton."
At that moment, "burning dust and sand when they collide with Earth's atmosphere" generates a flurry of "Shooting stars".
Although in strict severity the rain began Tuesday 4th December, it will reach its peak during this night and be able to see one or two meteors per. Minute. The phenomenon will be observed until Monday 17th.
What is it necessary to see this meteor shower? Basically, you should only look at the sky in the opposite direction to the moon to reduce the effects of the brightness.
In addition, you should do it in a place far from the polluting pollution of the city. One tip that experts give is not to use the mobile phone or other devices half an hour before, to get used to the darkness.