Geminid meteor shower over Sultanate sky

MUSCAT: The world and the Sultanate skies will witness the Geminid meteor showers phenomenon , which will reach its peak on December 13,14, Wednesday and Thursday. The meteors may be seen at all parts of the world.
Astrologist Ibrahim bin Mohammed al Mahrouqi, member of the Omani Astronomical Society, said that the meteor showers known as Geminid is the best meteor shower throughout the year. He added that the astronomical calculation show that the meteor shower will reach its peak on Wednesday evening and Thursday morning (December 13th-14th 2017). A number of meteors and fire balls will lit the Sultanate’s skies and the world in an awesome scene.
The number of meteors falling is expected to be around 120 per hour.
‘The phenomenon may be noticed with naked eye from an open place away from the light pollution sources. The phenomenon may be an opportunity for astronomical photography fans. — ONA