Geminids 2022 from the Canary Island Observatories

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From the Canary Islands Observatories (La Palma and Tenerife) and from Extremadura. 


For more than 10 years, Geminids have been the most intense meteor shower of the year, exceeding 100 meteors per hour (ZHR), followed by the Perseids and the Quadrantids. However, on the night of 13-14 December, the Moon will be 72% illuminated, making it difficult to see the faintest meteors. 

For the year 2022, we will be able to see Geminids from 19 November to 24 December. Although, as every year, their maximum activity will take place in mid-December. The maximum is expected at 13 UT on 14 December and the nights of 12-13 and 13-14 December will be the best times to observe this meteor shower. 

This event will be broadcast live, from the Canary Islands Observatories (in La Palma and Tenerife), through the channel, with the collaboration of the Interreg Energy Efficiency Laboratories (EELabs) project, of the Tourism Department of the Cabildo Insular de La Palma and the Sociedad de Promoción y Desarrollo Económico de La Palma (SODEPAL), through the AstroTourism Promotion Programme, and the MAGIC and LST-1 (Cherenkov Telescope Array) telescopes. In addition, this date with the Geminids will also be broadcast from Extremadura, as part of the Extremadura Buenas Noches project. The date will be next Tuesday 13 December at 22:30 UT (Canary Islands local time, 23:30 CET/rest of Spain).

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