2018's most active meteor shower will take over Canadian skies next week

Geminid Meteor Shower 2018: Know All About the Brightest Winter Shower of the Year

Geminid Meteor Shower 2018: Know All About the Brightest Winter Shower of the Year

Stargazers in Taiwan will have an opportunity to catch the Geminid meteor shower, which is forecast to produce a maximum of about 120 shooting stars per hour at its peak December 14, the Taipei Astronomical Museum said Friday. And with the Moon showing only a slim crescent phase this week, conditions could hardly be better for a sneak peek at what is arguably the best annual meteor shower.

But if you're looking for the best time to catch a glimpse of the natural light show, Astronomy says that the shower peaks on the night of 13 December, running into the early morning of 14 December. During this time, there's the possibility of sighting over 50 meteors per hour across all parts of the sky.

For a little preview of a meteor shower that's aged like fine wine, here's NASA's 2017 Geminids reminder.

The Geminids result from the mysterious asteroid 3200 Phaethon, which, thanks to periodic heating from the Sun, has left a trail of material in its orbit.

Considered to be one of the brightest and best meteor showers of the year, the Geminids are individual meteors that come "fast and furious".

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For more quick and easy observing tips, make sure to check out The sky this week for November 30 to December 9.

Experts urge Canadians to find a seclude spot (away from city lights) and to give 15 to 20 minutes for your eyes to adjust to the darkness. In addition, "there will be no moonlight to interfere with the Geminids this year". Look for a good spot where you can lie on your back on the ground and watch the skies.

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