Geminid meteor shower to be active tonight

Posted on: December 14, 2017 | views: 47
The Geminid meteor shower which remains active from December 4 to 16 will become more active tonight. Nepal Astronomical Society has said that up to 120 such meteor showers can be viewed in an hour at the time when it is most active. The Geminids are associated with the near-Earth object 3200 Phaethon, an asteroid that may have undergone a collision with another object in the distant past to produce the stream of particles that Earth runs into — creating the meteor shower, according to the Society.