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Geminides meteor shower is a beautiful opening clock lights the sky over Mexico City


December 10, 2018 17:18:37

Mexican stargazers are treated to the final benefactor of the striking cosmic light sheet that was expected to raise the night climate later this week.

Key points:

  • Meteor is visible above Mexico and Acapulco
  • Estimated to travel on 20,000kph
  • First show light for the Geminids meteor shower and passing through "Krystkommet"

A light green ball of light went to Mexico in the early hours of Saturday morning, brightening upwards below.

The meteor is overlooked by Acapulco and Mexico City.

Acapulco Astronomical Association President Rodolfo Cobos Arriaga told the local masthead El Sol de Acapulco de meteor could travel about 20,000 kilometers per hour.

He said that the exact dimensions of the meteorum were hard to determine but speculated that it had a diameter of 500 meters, and it makes it big enough for you to "light the light" appreciate ".

Video's of the spectacular streamline social media, with views of Jorge Diaz Henry in New Mexico that tweets more than 15,000 personnes on Facebook.

Cosmic precursor

The striking statement was a precursor to the Geminids meteor shower, expected that the morning of December 15 was spotted.

Then comes 46P / Wirtanen, known as the "Krystkommet", the brightest comet of the year.

It will deliver the earth in # 39; December 16 be around (or early morning of December 17 if you are in AEDT time zone).

46P / Wirtanen gives the sun nearly every five years through the sun, but it is usually too far away to see us.

This year, the earth will move to another 11.5 million kilometers from our road – that's very close to cosmic standards.

The comet is already visible to you with binoculars, but will be on its light beam between 14 December and 18 December.

Astrophotographer Dylan O Donnell took photos of 46P / Wirtanen earlier this month from his background in Byron Bay.

"The coma is now clear, now," he said.

In their light, the comet over the equivalent of the two dullest stars that we see in the Southern Cross.

It will be 20 years before the comet is now close to the earth.



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