The Geminid meteor shower is will peak on Sunday 13th and Monday 14th December and will give ample opportunity to see shooting stars.

 

The now extinct Phaethon comet left a trail of debris that has been entering the earth’s atmosphere every year since the late 19th Century.

 

The minute debris burns as it enters the earth’s atmosphere and the resulting shooting stars are know as the Geminids.

According to astronomers this is one of the most reliable meteor showers of the year, and if skies are clear which they are forecast to be around Fethiye, it can easily be seen.

The Geminid meteor shower can be seen early in the evening around 9pm or 10 pm rather than the middle of the night as with other showers.

This year it expected that the Geminids will provide over 100 shooting stars an hour, more than 1 a minute.

For the best view look to the east and south east.

The moon will not be visible providing an uninterrupted view of the dark sky and the ideal viewing conditions.

Happy sky watching.

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