The strongest meteor shower of the year. The remaining of the asteroide Phaethon produce 120 meteors per hour.
The best time for the shooting stars is around 2 am when the Gemini constellation is high above the horizon.
In a dark sky, and on a moonless night we can see up to 120 meteors per hour. The meteors seem to appear from the direction of Gemini and hence the name for this rain.
The cause of this rain is the rocky comet 3200 Phaethon. It has a period of 1.43 years around the Sun and is 5 km in diameter. In December, our planet crosses the path of this comet and many of its debris enter the Earth’s atmosphere at about 130 thousand km / h to vaporize into falling stars.
Data / Hora
Date(s) - 13/12/2022 - 14/12/2022
18:30 - 20:00