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Geminids


Geminids is one of the best meteor showers in the year. Under the good condtion night, sometime, a lot of meteors more than 500 in the night were presented. Usually, HR(Hourly Rate) is around 40 - 60.
In Radio Meteor Observation, Geminids is also the best meteor shower in year. It is easy to observe this shower.

Information of Geminids

Name Geminids
IMO Code GEM
Solar Longitude(MAX) 262°.2
Radiant α = 112° / δ = +33°
feature ZHR(max):120, r=2.6, V:35km/s
Parant Comet (3200)Phaethon
Reference The International Meteor Organization

Condition of observation in maximum night (2015 - 2020)

Dec.
JST
MAX.Time(UT) moon
(14d0h)
comment
262.2
2015 14d18h 3 Asia is under the best condition
2016 14d00h 15 interference of full moon
2017 14d06h 25 West Europe is best condition
2018 14d12h 7 America is the best condition
2019 14d18h 18 interference of moon
2020 14d01h 0 under the best condition in Europe

Results

Result of Geminids is recorded.(mainly Radio Meteor Observation)
icon Result of Geminids