Glimpses of The Biggest Meteor Shower of the Year in UAE

  • Publish date: Thursday، 08 December 2022
Glimpses of The Biggest Meteor Shower of the Year in UAE
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The UAE skies dazzled with a magical meteor shower that was spotted by UAE residents. The Geminids Meteor Shower, is the biggest and the last meteor shower of the year, according to the Dubai Astronomy Group.

What is the the Geminids Meteor Shower?

The Geminids Meteor Shower are pieces of debris that enter our planet’s atmosphere at speeds of up to 70 km per second, vaporising and causing the streaks of light we call meteors. The spectacular meteor shower has been known to produce over 150 meteors per hour at its peak, although light pollution and other factors mean that in reality, the actual number visible is far less.

Geminids meteors appear to radiate from near the bright star Castor. However, the actual source of the shooting stars is a stream of debris left behind by asteroid 3200 Phaethon, making this one of the only major showers not to originate from a comet.