Meteor Shower: Geminids Meteor Shower
The upcoming celestial event to anticipate is the Geminids meteor shower, extending until December 17 but reaching its zenith on Wednesday, December 13, and continuing into the early hours of Thursday, December 14.
Meteor showers transpire when Earth intersects the remnants of icy comets or rocky asteroids orbiting the sun. These minute particles incinerate upon entering the atmosphere, creating luminous streaks of light. The predictable nature of orbital mechanics ensures that a specific meteor shower occurs around the same period annually, with the varying phases of the bright moon serving as the primary factor influencing their visibility.