Geminids Meteor Shower
December 14-15, 2022
The best and most reliable of the major annual showers presently observable reaches its broad maximum on December 14th evening in India making the December 14 evening a better time to enjoy up to 80-120 meteors per hour. Rising just around the Sunset, the radiant will be above the sky for whole night making it easier to spot hundreds of meteors in the night.
Geminids are often the most promising meteor showers of the year and in last decade, they have rarely disappointed the observer around the globe. With bright fireballs a common occurrence in Gemenids, the shows are spectacular and the experience is unparalleled to any other shower.
Geminids shower are caused due to the debris left behind by 3200 Phaethon (asteroid) during its regular visit to the inner solar system. The asteroid has an orbital period of 544 days and hence every 2 years, the Earth pass through the fresh load of debris left behind by the asteroid. Due to this reason, the meteor shower is one of the most sought after celestial event. Please go through the itinerary below to understand how the program will be carried out.
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Generic Program detail
Equipment can be chosen from:
The meteors are bright and move extremely fast in the sky. You do not require any equipment to observe the same.
We will observe the meteor showers with naked eye only and there will be NO equipment provided. However you are welcome to bring your own equipment and you can do stargazing at your own end. There will be expertise and suggestions provided at every step, wherever required.
Another way of remembering the mesmerising meteor shower is, to photograph using a camera, tripod and a wide angle lens. A portable tracker can be of your help to track the radiant. Again it is a personal choice and we will NOT provide any equipment to do so. you are welcome to bring your own equipment and power plugs can be provide to charge or power up your devices.