Arvind Paranjpye, director of Nehru Planetarium, said this is one of the finest meteor showers of the calendar year, "More than 100 meteors can be visible to the naked eye per hour." "This shower shows a clumping effect: you see burst of a few meteors, and then nothing happens for next few minutes. Then again, there is a sudden burst of four or five meteors within a minute. You can see beautiful fireballs from this shower," said Paranjpye.
"The Geminids gave a rather poor show in 2016 but are expected to be quite active in 2017. One is expected to see a great show in the pre-dawn sky of December 14 i.e. on the night of December 13, as only 11 per cent of the moon will be illuminated." Paranjpye pointed out that to make the most of viewing the Geminids, Mumbaikars should ideally go at least 100 km away from the city. "For observing a meteor shower, it is advised that one should look about 20 and 40 degrees away from the radiant (point in the shower from where meteors appear to originate)."
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