This Friday, December 14, we will have the opportunity to observe one of the most beautiful astronomical phenomena.
We refer to gemstones, known as one of the most striking meteor showers that we can observe from the Earth.
They take place every year in December, but there is a night from 13 to 14 December, when they become more visible.
In this case, the best time in 2008 Chile Watch it on Friday morning (Thursday evening) from 01:00 to 02:00.
Although called "starfall", they are actually meteors burning in the face of Earth's atmosphere.
Do not miss one of the most fertile and most reliable weather in the year! The Gemini meteor shower will click on the dazzling sky-watchers when it reaches December 13th. 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 is due to the fact that every year in December, "Earth passes through a huge dusty debris trail that is suppressed by strange rocky objects, called Phaeton (3200).
At that moment, "dust and sand burn when they face the atmosphere of the earth", causing alarm "Shooting stars".
Although the rugged heavy rain began on Tuesday, December 4th, this night, it will have a peak when it is possible to see one or two meteors per minute. This phenomenon will be observed until Monday 17th.
What will be needed to see this meteor shower? Basically you will only have to look at the sky in the opposite direction to the moon to reduce the effect of brightness.
In addition, you will have to do it in a place far from light pollution in cities. The tip of the experts gives you half an hour before using a mobile phone or other device to get your eyes dark.