Geminids

(redirected from Geminid meteor shower)

Geminids:

see meteor showermeteor shower,
increase in the number of meteors observed in a particular part of the sky. The trails of the meteors of a meteor shower all appear to be traceable back to a single point in the sky, known as the radiant point, or radiant.
..... Click the link for more information.
.

Geminids

(jem -ă-nidz) An important and active winter meteor shower that maximizes on Dec. 13, meteors being visible between Dec. 7 and Dec. 15. The shower has a radiant of RA 113°, dec +32°, and a zenithal hourly rate of about 80; the meteoroids hit the atmosphere with a velocity of about 36 km s–1. The orbit of the meteoroid stream has a low semimajor axis (1.5 AU) and matches almost exactly the orbit of the Apollo asteroid Phaethon. The shower has yielded a fairly constant rate during the last century. The meteoroids have a higher density than normal because the parent of the shower is an asteroid rather than a comet.

Geminids

 

a meteor shower with a radiant in the Gemini constellation. The shower is first observable in the first half of December and reaches its maximum on December 13-14. The most active of the annually occurring meteor showers, it has a very short period of revolution around the sun (1.7 years). The Geminids were first observed in 1862.

Geminids

[′jem·ə·nidz]
(astronomy)
A meteor shower that reaches maximum about December 13.
References in periodicals archive ?
A meteor streaking through the night sky over Myanmar during the Geminid meteor shower on December 14 2018.
DECEMBER 13-14 - GEMINID METEORS ALWAYS a highlight of the meteor year, the Geminid Meteor Shower will peak on the night of December 13 and morning of December 14, but will be visible from December 4 to 16.
While not as prolific as this month's earlier Geminid meteor shower, which featured as many as 120-160 meteors per hour, the Ursid shower still promises sky gazers an entertaining space show to close out the year.
The comet's bright display will be preceded by the shooting stars of the Geminid meteor shower.
13 -- If you've been on Google today, you must have noticed thecurious Doodle depicting the Geminid Meteor Shower. The celestial show brightens up the night sky every year in December, bringing streaks of yellow across the darkness and India is slated to get one of the best views of the light show in the wee hours spanning between December 13 and 14, when the meteor showers peaks.
He added that the peak of the Geminid meteor shower is coming up on the mornings of December 13th and 14th
Then read ourA 2018 Geminid meteor shower guideA for tips on how to see the "shooting stars" display yourself.A
FOR the last week the spectacular Geminid meteor shower has been dazzling the sky above Greater Manchester and Cheshire.
The Geminid meteor shower is expected to peak on Thursday and Friday nights.
Join Senior Naturalist Alysia Callison for a look at the Geminid Meteor Shower at Griswold Conservation Area on Friday, December 14 from 9/11 p.m.
[13-14] ALL NIGHT: The Geminid meteor shower is expected to peak early in the morning of the 14th.