Geminid meteor shower to peak Dec. 15

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/12/13
By: Lee Hsin-Yin

Taipei, Dec. 13 (CNA) Stargazers in central and southern Taiwan will have an

(Photo courtesy of the Taipei Astronomical Museum)

(Photo courtesy of the Taipei Astronomical Museum)

opportunity on Dec. 15 to catch the Geminid meteor shower, which is expected to produce about 120 shooting stars per hour, the Taipei Astronomical Museum said Sunday.

One of the three most prolific meteor showers of the year — along with the Quadrantids in January and the Perseids in August — the Geminids can be seen most easily between moonset at 9 p.m. on Dec. 14 and sunrise on Dec. 15, it said.

Weather forecasts showed that except for northern Taiwan, where heavy clouds and rain are likely during that period, skywatching condition should be fair in other parts of the country.     [FULL STORY]

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