Geminid Meteor Shower Appears on 14 December 2019

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If you’re fond of watching a meteor shower, there’s an astronomical phenomenon that you should watch out on the night of December 14 — Geminid Meteor Shower! The Geminid is one of the three major meteor showers in the northern hemisphere, along with the Quadrantids Meteor Shower and the Perseid Meteor Shower. These meteor showers usually appear on the earth’s night horizon from the first week of December to the first week of January. 

 

Geminid Meteor Shower ᐧ 120 meteors per hour

At the peak of Geminid Meteor Showing, there will be a normal rate of around 120 meteors per hour (ZHR). According to the news, this astronomical phenomenon will appear in the sky from 10:00 pm on December 14 to 7:00 am the next day. If you want to get a better and clear meteor shower gazing experience, take note to avoid light interference in areas such as the seaside in inland areas.

 

Also, don’t miss the last solar eclipse this year ᐧ 26 December

In addition to the Geminid Meteor Shower, there is also a solar eclipse, which is the last this year, that you should also watch on December 26. This astronomical phenomenon will occur at Tanjong Piai, Johor from 1:21 pm to 1:23 pm on the same day. For those living in Daerah Serian, Sarawak, it will appear from 1:46 to 1:50 on the same day. During the solar eclipse, the positions of the moon, the earth, and the sun will line up. For those who want to watch a partial solar eclipse can experience it from 10:30 am to 3:30 pm in Malaysia. 

Don’t miss this astronomical phenomenon, or you will have to wait for another 22 years before it happens again.

For more information on the Geminid Meteor Shower, you can call the National Space Agency’s contact number 03-22734303.

 

5 Best Stargazing Places Near Klang Valley

1. Sekinchan

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2. Ulu Yam

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3. Kuala Kubu Bharu

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4. Sungai Lembing

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5. Cameron Highlands

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