Geminids Meteor Shower To Illuminate Abu Dhabi’s Skies On December 14th

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Calling all stargazers! Prepare to be dazzled by an astrological spectacle of epic proportions as the Geminids Meteor Shower graces our skies on Thursday, December 14. This celestial extravaganza is sure to be a sight to behold, with its fiery streaks of light illuminating the night sky.

The Geminids Meteor Shower will fill Abu Dhabi skies on Thursday, December 14

Geminids

Unlike most meteor showers that originate from comets, the Geminids are celestial gems birthed from an asteroid, specifically 3200 Phaethon. This unique origin gives the Geminids a captivating blue hue, adding to the spectacle of this cosmic ballet.

According to NASA, the Geminids are considered one of the most reliable and impressive annual meteor showers. And given the UAE’s favorable location in the northern hemisphere, we’re in for an exceptional viewing opportunity.

Stargazing

To witness this celestial dance, all you need is a clear sky and a dark location. No fancy equipment or advanced knowledge is required – just gather your friends and family, lie back in a comfortable spot, and let your eyes feast on the fireworks.

Events

For those seeking a more organized experience, Sharjah’s Mleiha Archaeological Centre is hosting a special event to capture the magic of the Geminids. From 6 pm on Thursday, December 14, until the early hours of Friday, December 15, you can immerse yourself in the starry spectacle under the guidance of experienced astronomers.

To secure your spot at this celestial gathering, simply call 06 802 1111 and book your tickets, priced at Dhs275 per adult and Dhs200 per child.

So, gaze skyward on Thursday, December 14, and prepare to be awestruck by the Geminids Meteor Shower, a dazzling display of nature’s artistry.

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